Schizophrenia SchizophreniaSchizophrenia is a psychotic disorder type of mental illness that affects an individual?s personality and their ability to cope with everyday life. Even though schizophrenia can develop in older people, it generally develops in early adulthood. It seems that more men are affected between the ages of 16 to 20 years but more women are affected between the ages of 25 to 30. Schizophrenia affects approximately 1 percent of all people, all over the world.Types of schizophreniaCatatonic schizophrenia ? shows physical symptoms like immobility, having strange posture and frenzied movement.Paranoid schizophrenia ? having major delusions and hallucinations.
Disorganised (hebephrenic) schizophrenia ? having abnormal emotional reactions and disrupted speech and thinking patterns. Undifferentiated schizophrenia ? having a combination of symptoms from all groups.Major SymptomsDelusions ? having a false belief of guilt, persecution or being controlled.
People that suffer delusions may feel as though there are plots or conspiracies against them by the government. They will become withdrawn. Some people believe that they have super powers.Hallucinations ? usually this is referring to hearing voices in their head. Some uncommon hallucinations are hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting and touching things that only they can perceive.Thought disorder ? people showing thought disorder will be hard to schizophrenia, people, symptoms, illness, cause, believed, life, ill, having, disorder, being, percent, events, bile, things, suffering, suffer, others, often, mental, loss, long, hallucinations, family, drugs, delusions, caused, black, become, until, understand, thought, though, strange, speech