Schizophrenia

  • Long term disorder of the mind
  • May be characterized by hearing voices, bizarre behavior, unrealistic views with distorted thoughts and feelings
  • Cause may be hereditary or due to injury in the womb
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age but onset occurs most commonly in teenagers or young adults
  • May be mild to very severe with increased suicide rate

  • Avoid alcohol and drugs
  • Watch for things that trigger symptoms and try to avoid them
  • Decrease your level of stress where possible. Don’t be afraid to ask for help using relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, stretching and tai-chi
  • Plan and organize your day ahead of time

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