Schizophrenia much?

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by LaLaLullaby, Mar 26, 2007.

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  1. LaLaLullaby

    LaLaLullaby Well-Known Member

    I dunno how many people know about it, but just in case, here's a short description.
    Schizophrenia is characterized by profound disruption in cognition and emotion, affecting the most fundamental human attributes: language, thought, perception, affect, and sense of self. The array of symptoms, while wide ranging, frequently includes psychotic manifestations, such as hearing internal voices or experiencing other sensations not connected to an obvious source (hallucinations) and assigning unusual significance or meaning to normal events or holding fixed false personal beliefs (delusions). No single symptom is definitive for diagnosis; rather, the diagnosis encompasses a pattern of signs and symptoms, in conjunction with impaired occupational or social functioning (Source: DSM-IV -available for purchase on Amazon.com Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR).
    http://www.schizophrenia.com <---- Lotso info (although the paragraph makes it sound so horrid)

    It's supposed to be a brain disease I think? Correct me if I'm wrong.
    Before I rant about that one....

    Anyone else diagnosed with this? Or maybe schizoaffective, psychotic disorder? Did I forget any other related ones?
     
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