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A Study of Schizophrenia Malcolm A

A Study of Schizophrenia
Malcolm A. Riley
Toledo Technology Academy


A Study of Schizophrenia

Definition and Background
Mental diseases are a problem that a substantial number of people are burdened with these diseases can hinder one's ability to be a properly functioning part of society. While most of them are not completely curable they can be suppressed. One of these crippling mental diseases is schizophrenia. (Schizophrenia. (n.d.),2016)“Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling.” Even though it doesn't affect as many people as other mental issues it's still a huge problem. While schizophrenia has likely been around for centuries and wasn't discovered until pretty recently. Schizophrenia was discovered by Eugen Bleuler, a Swiss eugenicist, and physiatrist. (Tracyn. (2012, April 20).

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