Can Somebody Tell Me Everything I Need To Know About Schizophrenia?

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Anonymous answered
Hmmm... I'm a Texas chick, too. ^_^

Schizophrenia has a lot of different symptoms. The name literally means "split" (schiz) "mind" (phren). It is not the same thing as a split personality. It is debatable on whether split personalities even truly exist or not or if they are just a sever form of dissociation, but that is another story (that I'd be happy to tell you about, too.) The main symptoms of schizophrenia are disorganized thinking, delusions, hallucinations (auditory and visual), and paranoia. The most common type of schizophrenia is paranoid schizophrenia. People suffering from paranoid schizophrenia often think that someone is "out to get them." They may think that they are a part of a government conspiracy and that the government is after them, that there are cameras everywhere watching them, that everyone can read their thoughts, etc. Schizophrenics are usually not violent (only about 1- 2% are). It affects about 2% of people in the nation, and for unknown reasons, it mostly affects women. It can be mild or so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized in an institution. It's a degenerative disease, so it requires constant therapy and medications to prevent attacks and to keep it from getting worse. If you'd like, you can go to www.mayoclinic.com to learn more.
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savvy uchiha answered
Well, umm... Alot of people say i have schizophrenia... Because i feel like i'm being watched all the time, and i think zombies are hiding in meh shower, so i have to check the shower every time i go into the bathroom... I day dream WAY too much as well.... Iono what it is... Well, maybe i think zombies are hiding in meh shower because ever since i've seen zombieland, i havent really felt safe anywhere... And i think alot of things are real... And why certain things happen for a reason.... And i'm careful about choosing things because i think that if i choose something that feels bad to me, i think that something weird or bad is going to happen to me... Like if something bad happens to me one day, i'll start to think that something i did or ate or something i wore set it off... Iono... Meh mind is complicated... Do i need therapy? 0_o
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I'm adding to the above info. No single cause of the disease is known; genetic, biochemical, psychologic, interpersonal and sociocultural factors are usually involved.

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