A post to help in understanding schizophrenia, a mental disorder that generally appears in late adolescence or early adulthood – however, it can emerge at any time in life. It is one of many brain diseases that may include delusions, loss of personality (flat affect), confusion, agitation, social withdrawal, psychosis, and bizarre behavior.
On the Schizophrenia Society of Canada’s web site I learned that, “Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects 300,000 Canadians. Although it affects men and women with equal frequency, schizophrenia most often appears in men in their late teens or early twenties, while it appears in women in their late twenties or early thirties. Finding the causes for schizophrenia proves to be difficult as the cause and course of the illness is unique for each person.
“Childhood schizophrenia is a severe brain disorder which causes children to interpret reality abnormally. This type of mental condition is characterized by degeneration of thinking, motor, and emotional processes and has a profound impact on a child’s behavior and development.” Read the rest of this post written by the Director of Marketing at LabRoots, Inc., Jennifer Ellis which was published March 10, 2016 on www.labroots.com. And learn more about the symptoms, myths, causes, and treatment of schizophrenia on the following Schizophrenia and Kids Infographic by www.lobroots.com