What Causes Schizophrenia? What We Know, Don't Know, & Suspect

What Causes Schizophrenia? What We Know, Don't Know, & Suspect

Schizophrenia is one of the world's top 10 causes of disability. It develops between the ages of 16 and 30 and often persists for life. Symptoms include delusions and hallucinations ("psychotic" symptoms), diminished emotional expression, poverty of speech and lack of purposeful action (known as "negative" symptoms), and incoherent speech and disorganized behavior ("disorganized" symptoms). A diagnosis of schizophrenia requires at least two symptoms, including one psychotic or disorganized, to be present for at least six months. These must result in significant social or occupational dysfunction. It is thought disruptions in brain development early in life may underlie the emergence of schizophrenia in later years. While...

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