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Causes and Symptoms of Schizophrenia

September 27, 2012  by: Dr. Simran Kaur  Points: 8   Category: Health  Earning $0.20   Views: 417

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder or mental disease in which there occurs a group of disorders characterized by perturbations in language, perception, cognition and behavior.


Schizophrenia is a mental disorder or mental disease in which there occurs a group of disorders characterized by perturbations in language, perception, cognition and behavior.


1. It may be transmitted genetically.

2. Highly emotional family background or environment.

3. Stress may be there.

4. Early developmental abnormalities.

5. Viral vector.

6. Brain atrophy in some cases.

7. Temporal lobe epilepsy.

8. Huntington’s chorea, cerebral tumours.


1. Type 1 - shows first rank symptoms. First rank symptoms are those symptoms which highly suggest diagnosis of schizophrenia and are also known as positive symptoms.

2. Type 2 - shows negative symptoms mostly. Negative symptoms are those symptoms which just indicate susceptibility of schizophrenia but not highly or strongly suggest schizophrenia. Along with negative symptoms there is found increased ventricular size and a poor response to antipsychotic drugs.


1. Feeling that thoughts are being put into patient’s mind.

2. Feeling that other people are aware of patient’s thoughts.

3. Passivity feelings.

4. Auditory hallucinations.

5. Delusional perceptions.

6. Thought disorders may be there.

7. Delusions may be there.

8. Hallucinations may be there.

9. Social withdrawal that is avoids social gatherings or avoid going in social functions. Avoid places that are crowded.


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