Etiology and Treatment of Schizophrenia
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... Schizophrenia is a disorder that is distinguished by a major disruption in cognition and emotion, influencingthe primary areas of language, thought, perception, affect, and self-concept. The range of symptoms, while various and extensive, usually includes psychotic manifestations, such as hearing internal voices or experiencing other sensations unrelated to an apparent source (hallucinations) and assigning unconventional importance to normal events or upholding fixed false personal beliefs (delusions). There is no one single symptom that makes diagnosis conclusive; instead, such diagnosis covers a pattern or an aggregate of signs and symptoms, that concurrently occur with occupational or social...