SCHIZOPHRENIA: The Basics 2

Schizophrenia is generally described in terms of its symptoms. These are usually divided into 3 categories. Positive symptoms – Among these are delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thinking or speech. Negative symptoms – Examples include social withdrawal, lack of interest or motivation, and flat affect (lack of facial expression, or monotone voice). Cognitive symptoms – These […]

SCHIZOPHRENIA: The Basics 1

SCHIZOPHRENIA: The Basics People have tried to understand mental illness for thousands of years. The causes of schizophrenia are still not clear, but scientists believe several things may be involved. Schizophrenia can run in families. The environment may also play a role in terms of stressful surroundings, illnesses, and poor nutrition. Disruptions in brain development […]