So what is schizophrenia? It’s a constellation of symptoms and behaviorsthat revolve primarily around delusions, hallucinations, incoherent speech, diminished expression of emotions, and disorganized or catatonic behavior. Its basic symptoms haven’t changed over the years, even with the release of the DSM-5.1
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that is characterized by hallucinations (auditory, visual, olfactory, or tactile) and delusions. It is usually treated with a combination of antipsychotic medications and psychotherapy.
According to the study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia’s School of Social Work, and Harvard Medical School, the unexpected death of a loved one roughly doubled the risk for new-onset mania in people 30 and older.