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  I'm going to change my focus.    My mother carried a diagnosis of schizophrenia, and I'm going to spend some time studying that affliction.      

Searching Google for "schizophrenia" found 49,600,000 references. 
    or: 
Searching PubMed for "schizophrenia" found 135,287 references.


    NOTE:  The number of references found varies with the search.  This search found 135,287, the next one found 117,767 using the same search criteria. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizophrenia   

Schizophrenia is a mental illness characterized by abnormal behavior , strange speech, and a decreased ability to understand reality. [2] Other symptoms may include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing voices that do not exist, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and lack of motivation.[2][3] People with schizophrenia often have additional mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, or substance-use disorders.[11] Symptoms typically come on gradually, begin in young adulthood, and, in many cases, never resolve.[3][6]

The causes of schizophrenia include environmental and genetic factors.[5] Possible environmental factors include being raised in a city, cannabis use during adolescence, certain infections, the age of a person's parents, and poor nutrition during pregnancy.[5][12] Genetic factors include a variety of common and rare genetic variants.[13] Diagnosis is based on observed behavior, the person's reported experiences and reports of others familiar with the person.[6] During diagnosis, a person's culture must also be taken into account.[6] As of 2013, there is no objective test.[6] Schizophrenia does not imply a "split personality" or dissociative identity disorder, conditions with which it is often confused in public perception.[14]

The mainstay of treatment is antipsychotic medication, along with counselling, job training, and social rehabilitation.[2][5] It is unclear whether typical or atypical antipsychotics are better.[15] In those who do not improve with other antipsychotics, clozapine may be tried.[5] In more serious situations where there is risk to self or others, involuntary hospitalization may be necessary, although hospital stays are now shorter and less frequent than they once were.[16]



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizophrenia 
Other symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing voices that do not exist, reduced social engagement and emotional expression and lack of motivation.[2][3] People with schizophrenia often have additional mental health problems such as anxiety, depressive or substance-use disorders.[11] Symptoms typically come on gradually, begin in young adulthood and in many cases never resolve.[3][5]

The causes of schizophrenia include environmental and genetic factors.[4] Possible environmental factors include being raised in a city, cannabis use during adolescence, certain infections, the age of a person's parents, and poor nutrition during pregnancy.[4][12] Genetic factors include a variety of common and rare genetic variants.[13] Diagnosis is based on observed behavior, the person's reported experiences and reports of others familiar with the person.[5] During diagnosis, a person's culture must also be taken into account.[5] As of 2013, there is no objective test.[5] Schizophrenia does not imply a "split personality" or dissociative identity disorder, conditions with which it is often confused in public perception.[14]

The mainstay of treatment is antipsychotic medication, along with counselling, job training and social rehabilitation.[2][4] It is unclear whether typical or atypical antipsychotics are better.[15] In those who do not improve with other antipsychotics, clozapine may be tried.[4] In more serious situations where there is risk to self or others, involuntary hospitalization may be necessary, although hospital stays are now shorter and less frequent than they once were.[16]

About 0.3% to 0.7% of people are affected by schizophrenia during their lifetimes. [9] In 2013, there were an estimated 23.6 million cases globally.[17] Males are more often affected and on average experience more severe symptoms. [2] About 20% of people eventually do well, and a few recover completely; [5] about 50% have lifelong impairment. [18] Social problems, such as long-term unemployment, poverty and homelessness, are common.[5][19] The average life expectancy of people with the disorder is 10–25 years less than that of the general population.[7] This is the result of increased physical health problems and a higher suicide rate (about 5%).[9][20] In 2015, an estimated 17,000 people worldwide died from behavior related to, or caused by, schizophrenia.[10]




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