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When someone mentions schizo schizophrenic or schizophrenia too many think of individual with sporadic outburst or an impromptu outward expression of random thoughts when in fact it is much much more than that According to Webster a psychotic disorder characterized by loss of contact with the environment by noticeable deterioration in the level of functioning in everyday life and by disintegration of personality expressed as disorder of feeling thought as in hallucinations and delusions and conduct -- called also dementia praecox Webster Based on the definition of schizophrenia this is much more serious that the average person would initially fathom Schizophrenia is a crippling disorder which ruins lives by rendering people unable to effectively comprehend and live within reality Schizophrenia is a brain disorder whose victims suffer from violent behavior hallucinations delusions slowed speech and emotional unresponsiveness Younger45 The term schizophrenia for all of the mental issues listed above in Websters definition is actually less than one-hundred years old Although the term is only about one-hundred years old the illness itself has believed to follow mankind throughout its history and was first recognized as a discrete mental illness by Emily Kraepelin in 1887 History of Schizophrenia This could only mean that this is a problem that is not jus recently affecting masses but has been existent not just a disorder that sporadically arose like AIDS in the mid 1900 s Because this illness has been around so long yet so vaguely understood or explored many suffer from one of the most disabling emotionally devastating illnesses known to man which continually causes this demographic to be unjustifiably stigmatizedShort Intro to Schizophrenia Approximately one percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime more that two million Americans suffer this illness Long This fact was true in 1995 so of course the demographic
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