Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling.Symptoms of schizophrenia usually start between ages 16 and 30. In rare cases, children have schizophrenia too. Symptoms include:

  • Problems with “working memory”
  • Trouble focusing or paying attention
  • Poor “executive functioning”
  • Reduced speaking
  • Difficulty beginning and sustaining activities
  • Reduced feelings of pleasure in everyday life
  • Flat affect
  • Movement disorders
  • Thought disorders
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
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