teen suffering from schizophrenia

Understanding Schizophrenia in Teens

Understanding Schizophrenia in Teens Although a person can develop schizophrenia at any point in life, the symptoms are most likely to start between the ages of 12 and 40. More specifically, males tend to see start seeing symptoms in their teen years and early 20s, while females are most likely to develop symptoms in their 20s and 30s. Sadly, less than 20 percent of…

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Dangers of Untreated Schizophrenia

Dangers of Untreated Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that causes symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, suicidal thoughts, isolation, and bizarre behaviors. While a stigma keeps many people from talking about schizophrenia, approximately 3.5 million people in the United States live with the disorder, or 1.1 percent of the population. Due to the nature of the disorder, the stigma surrounding treatment, and several…

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How to Tell If Someone Has Schizophrenia

How to Tell If Someone Has Schizophrenia Approximately one percent of the world’s population lives with schizophrenia, which is a serious mental health disorder that requires lifelong treatment. If you know even 100 people through family, work, school, and friends, you have a good chance of knowing someone who lives with this disorder. Only a mental health professional can diagnose someone with schizophrenia (or…

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Understanding the Three Clusters of Personality Disorders

Understanding the Three Clusters of Personality Disorders The concept of personality disorders dates back to 1801, when psychiatrist Philippe Pinel described a condition in which patients had outbursts of rage without psychosis. By the end of the 1800s, mental health professionals pinpointed seven antisocial personality traits and described what was then known as “psychopathic personality.” In the years since, the understanding of personality disorders…

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