What is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a brain disorder in which a person cannot distinguish between reality and imagination. This severe disorder makes it very hard for the person to think straight and clearly.
Intense anxiety is experienced when such persons socialize and ultimately are left up avoiding everyone. Schizophrenia is mostly found in the growing ages like late teens and early adulthood. It is more commonly found in men as compared to women.
What are the Causes of Schizophrenia?
Science is yet to come up with an accurate answer as to what exactly causes this disorder. Experience tells that Schizophrenia arises because of genetic and environmental factors together. Persons having a history of Schizophrenia in the bloodline i.e siblings or parents have 10% more chances of getting this disease.
This brain disorder is mainly due to compelling stressful environment such as:
- when there is a premature birth
- loss of parents in the early childhood
- victim of sexual or physical abuse during childhood
- prenatal (before birth) catching of viral infection
What are the Symptoms of Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is most commonly found in those who have had a lonely childhood and have a very few to none friends or social circle. They feel anxiety in anyone’s company due to trust deficit and feel abandoned.
Few of the common symptoms of Schizophrenia are:
- no social life
- poor hygiene and dressing oddly
- extreme reaction to criticism
- viewing the world abnormally
- suspicious nature and hostility
- abnormal laughter or crying
- believing they possess special powers
- forgetfulness and over sleeping habits
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