Info on Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that often causes delusions or hallucinations and affects a person's ability to interact with others. People with this condition may have disordered thinking and problems with:
- Certain types of memory
- Executive functions that allow a person to plan and organize.
Just as the term "cancer" refers to numerous related illnesses, many researchers now consider schizophrenia to be a group of mental disorders rather than a single illness. For many people, the condition begins in late adolescence or early adulthood. Although there is currently no cure, a number of medications are available to bring biochemical imbalances closer to normal in order to help control symptoms.
(Click Schizophrenia for more info on this condition and its causes, symptoms, and prognosis.)