1. Definition

    Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior, thought patterns, and perception of reality.

  2. Symptoms

    The typical symptoms of schizophrenia include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, reduced emotional expression, cognitive difficulties, and lack of motivation.

  3. Causes

    The exact cause of schizophrenia is still unknown, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic, environmental, and biochemical factors.

  4. Treatment

    Schizophrenia is typically treated using a combination of antipsychotic medications, psychotherapy, and supportive services to help manage symptoms and improve functioning.

  5. Types

    There are several different types of schizophrenia, including paranoid schizophrenia, disorganized schizophrenia, catatonic schizophrenia, residual schizophrenia, and undifferentiated schizophrenia.

  6. Impact

    Schizophrenia can have a significant impact on an individual’s daily life, interpersonal relationships, work or academic performance, and overall quality of life.