Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that usually appears in late adolescence or early adulthood. Characterized by delusions, hallucinations, and other cognitive difficulties, schizophrenia can often be a lifelong struggle. Schizophrenia affects an estimated 1 percent of the population. Diagnosing schizophrenia comes only after other disease have been ruled out. Experts say schizophrenia is probably many illnesses masquerading as one. While there is no cure for schizophrenia, research is leading to new, safer treatments. Experts also are unravelling the causes of the disease by studying genetics, conducting behavioural research, and using advanced imaging to look at the brain’s structure and function.
- Track 1-1 Schizoaffective disorder
- Track 2-2 Delusional disorder
- Track 3-3 Brief Psychotic disorder
- Track 4-4 Schizophreniform disorder
- Track 5-5 Catatonia