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Schizophrenia is a disorder that can affect anyone It is the greatest disorder that effects teenagers There are one million to two million people have long-term schizophrenia and 100000-200000 people become schizophrenic every year In addition about fifty percent of people in hospital psychiatric care have schizophrenia There are many possible causes for the disorder and many doctors believe that there is more than one cause What is thought to be the main cause is a chemical imbalance in the brain This could be an imbalance in the number of neurotransmitters andor an imbalance in the amount of dopamine The exact causes of schizophrenia remains unknown at this time However both nonbiological psychological and biological genetic chemical imbalances factors are thought to be involved As technology allows disorders of the brain to be further defined biological causes are becoming better understood Some other possible causes of schizophrenia include genetic predisposition infectious agents allergies and disturbances in metabolism As more research becomes available it will be easier to identify which factors truly cause schizophrenia This article discusses several types of schizophrenia The first one disorganized schizophrenia also called simple schizophrenia is characterized by disorganized behavior disorganized speech and a flat personality The next type of schizophrenia is catatonic schizophrenia The symptoms of this are usually extremely strange behavior and lack of or too much movement Undifferentiated schizophrenia has symptoms of many types of schizophrenia but not enough to be any of those types Next residual schizophrenia is when a person has at least one episode of schizophrenia but has not shown the necessary symptoms to be diagnosed with a particular schizophrenia The active symptoms of schizophrenia must be present at least 6 months in a patient in order for the patient to be diagnosed with schizophrenia Those are the main types of schizophrenias and their symptoms Psychosis is a condition of the mind with delusions and hallucinations People who have psychoses are not aware of
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