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o "Heritability and Onset of Schizophrenia Disorder"consider how psychosocial and cultural aspects can affect a diagnosis of schizophrenia.
Complete a diagnosis for " schizophrenia."
• Provide specific supporting information.
• Discuss the relevant psychosocial and cultural aspects that might support or challenge the diagnosis

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are asking for help in discussing schizophrenia. I suggest making a simple narrative using this outline:

1. About Schizophrenia - 150 words
2. Impact of culture - 150 words
3. Factors challenging diagnosis - 150 words

This outline should yield around 450 words which should cover what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

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On Schizophrenia

What is Schizophrenia? According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH, 2014) - Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has affected people throughout history." Essentially, they see reality differently and they 'hear voices' that others can't, and have fantastical or absurd beliefs like being convinced that other people are controlling them or are wishing to harm them leading them to feel terrified, agitated and withdrawn. Even at the most acute of cases, the 'hearing voices' element of the disorder can lead people to not function right in society so that they become unable to work or live productive lives. NIMH (2014) further explains that, "People with schizophrenia may not make sense when they talk. They may sit for hours without moving or talking. Sometimes people with schizophrenia seem perfectly fine until they talk about what they are really thinking. Families and society are affected by schizophrenia too. Many people with schizophrenia have difficulty holding ...

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