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Schizophrenia

 

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that is usually chronic and disabling.

Causes
Its causes are still not known. However, possibilities include:

  • Genetic factors
  • Environmental factors

Symptoms

  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Disorganized speech and thought
  • Social withdrawal
  • Lack of emotional expression
  • Loss of interest in personal hygiene

Treatment
There is no cure for schizophrenia but symptoms can be controlled by:

  • Antipsychotic drugs
  • Occupational therapy
  • Family counseling
  • Cognitive behavior therapy

Prevention
There is no known way to prevent schizophrenia.