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Adult Schizophrenia

Adult Schizophrenia Causes

There is still no known single underlying cause responsible for the development schizophrenia. It is believed to be brought about by a chemical imbalance of the brain that may be an inherited factor. However, it is believed that there are three factors associated to the development of schizonphrenia which includes environmental, genetic and other multifactorial traits.

Adult Schizophrenia Definition

Adult Schizophrenia is considered to be one of the most complex of all identified mental health disorders. It is characterized by a severe and chronic, often disabling disturbance of the person's brain that causes distorted thinking, unusual strange feelings and disturbed behavior and use of language.

Adult Schizophrenia Diagnosis

Schizophrenia in children and adolescents are commonly diagnosed by a qualified psychiatrist, mental health professionals.

Adult Schizophrenia Symptoms and Signs

Early warning signs of adult schizophrenia include the distorted perception of reality, confusion, bizarre thoughts, hallucinations, extreme mood swings, anxiety and fearfulness, social withdrawal, mood behavior, delusions and catatonic behavior.

Adult Schizophrenia Treatment

Treatment will take into consideration the age, overall health, as well as the medical history of the patient. Assessment will also include the extent of the condition, the type of schizophrenia, and the tolerance to medications. Since this condition is categorized as one of the major psychotic behavior, medications involve stabilizing agents and therapy.

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