Individuals with Schizophrenia may experience hallucinations (most reported are hearing voices), delusions (often bizarre or persecutory in nature), and disorganized thinking and speech. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder often characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to recognize what is real. Scientists have long known that Schizophrenia runs in families. The illness occurs in 1 percent of the general population, but it occurs in 10 percent of people who have a first-degree relative with the disorder, such as a parent, brother, or sister. People who have second-degree relatives (aunts, uncles, grandparents, or cousins) with the disease also develop Schizophrenia more often than the general population. The risk is highest for an identical twin of a person with schizophrenia. He or she has a 40 to 65 percent chance of developing Schizophrenia disorder.
International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience is one of the best open access journals on Schizophrenia. All the articles published in the journal are Open Access serving as a means of accelerating scientific discovery by providing free and unrestricted access of scientific knowledge through the Internet.
Last date updated on June, 2014