Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe brain disorder that impacts approximately one percent of the general population. People with schizophrenia often hear voices, have extreme paranoia and may be withdrawn or agitated. These characteristics make it difficult for those with schizophrenia to obtain a job or care for his or her self, and often have to rely on others for help. Other symptoms could include:
- Disorganized thinking
- Movement disorders (agitated body motions)
- Lack of pleasure in life
- Speaking very little
- Trouble focusing
- Problem with “working memory”
If properly treated, many of these symptoms can be relieved and individuals can lead fulfilling lives. Treatment can include a combination of medication, psychosocial treatment, symptom management skills, and family education among other treatment options as directed by your healthcare provider.
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