Interpreting Reality Abnormally
By: Francesca Flamminio
Did you know that Schizophrenia affects 1 percent of the American Population?
Schizophrenia is an extremely complex mental disorder in which a person loses contact with reality.
Causes of Schizophrenia
The main causes of Schizophrenia are a combination of genetics and structural and chemical changes in the brain.
Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized speech.
Treatment for Schizophrenia
Although there is no cure for schizophrenia, it can be treated. It is often treated with medication and therapy. People dealing with this illness may still experience some symptoms throughout their lives, but with treatment they can still live meaningful and fulfilling lives.