Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that dramatically affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. A person who has schizophrenia typically experiences a combination of delusions, hallucinations, and disordered thinking that can cause significant distress and affect their day-to-day life. As the condition progresses, symptoms usually worsen, and even activities like showering or talking to others become extremely difficult. Treatments for schizophrenia are available, but those with the condition may require ongoing treatment for their entire lives. Treatment also enables people with schizophrenia to engage in school, work, and relationships more fully than they could previously. With early enough intervention, many of the more serious symptoms and complications never develop, improving long-term outlook.
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The term "schizophrenia" dates back to 1908 and is a Modern Latin translation of "splitting of the mind." This refers to a separation of the brain's functions. However, poor media portrayals and a lack of research surrounding the condition have led to many misunderstandings, such as associating it with multiple personalities. Many experts have suggested changing the name to something that more accurately reflects the disorder, with a bonus effect of reducing stigma. In 2002, the Japanese term was changed to "integration-dysregulation syndrome." A similar change occurred in South Korea in 2012. The DSM-5 committee has suggested changing the name, referring the matter to the World Health Organization. As of 2021, they have not made any changes.
For more information about schizophrenia, please visit the Schizophrenia & Psychosis Action Alliance (S&PAA) at https://sczaction.org/
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