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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a type of mental illness that affects how the brain works. This leads to chronic problems with disordered thoughts and behaviors. It usually requires lifelong care and treatment. ...

Symptoms

Two of the major categories of schizophrenia symptoms are “positive” or “negative" symptoms.
• Positive Symptoms
• Positive symptoms are active problems that shouldn’t be present

They are "positive" in the sense that they represent an addition to someone's typical day-to-day experience. E.g.
• Hallucinations
• Delusions
• Disorganized thinking and speech
• Negative Symptoms

Characteristics that seem to be absent or diminished in someone with schizophrenia are called negative symptoms. E.g.
• Decreased Emotional expression
• Lack of interest in focussed activities

Causes

• Family history and genetics
• Environment
• Viral infections like Herpes
• Exposure to toxins like Lead, Gasoline, Paint etc. and neurochemicals
• Brain and body risk factor
• Lifestyle factos like stress and life changing events like deaths bereavements.

More about Treatment

Schizophrenia is a type of mental illness that affects how the brain works. This leads to chronic problems with disordered thoughts and behaviors. It usually requires lifelong care and treatment.

Researchers estimate that schizophrenia affects approximately 0.3 percent to 0.7 percent of people (between 3 in 1000 and 7 in 1000). Schizophrenia affects people from all racial backgrounds and ethnicities. Schizophrenia is slightly more common in men than in women.

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Dr. Joyce Jayaseelan Psychiatry | Gender: Female | Experience: 20 years | Hospital: Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru
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Dr. Monica Chib Psychiatry | Gender: Female | Experience: 34 years | Hospital: Apollo Indraprastha
Dr. Achal Bhagat Psychiatry | Gender: Male | Experience: 30 years | Hospital: Apollo Indraprastha
Dr. Akansha Pandey Psychiatry | Gender: Female | Experience: 4 years | Hospital: Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru
Dr. Ahmad Al Khayer Psychiatry | Gender: Male | Experience: 20 years | Hospital: NMC Royal AbuDhabi

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