The brain is a very unique organ that is the powerhouse for everything we do. It never rests and it is used for all the functions of our body. Since the brain controls everything you do, anything that affects the brain can cause it to break down in certain functions and put the person’s life at risk. One of the biggest risks is schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is translated to “splitting of the minds” and was intended to describe the separation of function in the brain that included thinking, visual and audio capabilities, personality, memory and other mental process. It was given the name “schizophrenia” by Eugen Bleuler.
According to Forbes, “Schizophrenia is a heterogeneous disorder, probably encompassing several disease processes that disturb a range of human characteristics including thought, perception, emotion, drive and behavior. Although neurocognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia is sometimes overshadowed by more obvious symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions and thought disorder...” (2009). The people who suffer from schizophrenia often can’t distinguish from what reality and what is a hallucination is causing them to have incomplete mental process.
Schizophrenia has been dated back up to 1797 where the first case appeared and published in 1809. Since then many cases have sprung up with some people facing more severe symptoms then others. In most patients schizophrenia was most common among teens. “Schizophrenia affects around 0.3–0.7% of people at some point in their life, or 24 million people worldwide as of 2011. It occurs 1.4 times more frequently in males than females and typically appears earlier in men—the peak ages of onset are 20–28 years for males and 26–32 years for females “(1991).
Schizophrenia is developed from genetic and environmental factors. The risk of it being hereditary is only 6.5%, and drug abuse and social isolation can also be linked to schizophrenia. “ A number of drugs have been associated with the...