Theories of Schizophrenia: symptoms & factors

Mar 16, 2024
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A severe persistent mental illness is schizophrenia. Delusions, hallucinations, disordered speech and behavior, and unpleasant symptoms are diagnosed with it [1]. With the relatively uncommon exception of early-onset schizophrenia, which manifests during the school-age years, schizophrenia usually manifests around adolescence or early adulthood [2].

About 1.1% of adult Americans have schizophrenia within a 12-month period [3]. It remains unclear how particular circumstances can affect the onset and progression of schizophrenia, despite recent improvements in the scientific underpinnings on treatment approaches, measurable outcomes, and risk factors associated with schizophrenia.


Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness characterized by abnormal reality interpretation. A mix of hallucinations, delusions, and severely abnormal thinking and behavior that can be debilitating can be symptoms of schizophrenia. These symptoms might interfere with day-to-day functioning.

Treatment for schizophrenic patients must last a lifetime. Early intervention could help manage symptoms before more significant issues arise and could enhance the prognosis in the long run.
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