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Schizophrenia

Persons with schizophrenia suffer auditory and visual hallucinations, general thought disorders and delusional thoughts, straining personal relationships tremendously and making some professional relationships impossible. Schizophrenic symptoms usually emerge from 16 and 30, with very low initial onset after the age of 45. Schizophrenia has a genetic predisposition, can be viral or chemically-induced, and likely has certain brain structures and neurotransmitter relevance. Medication is regularly used to stabilize escalated thought patterns.

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