more wide spread than I thought.
It is prevalent in 1.1% of the population according to the National
Institute of Mental Health. This mental disorder makes it difficult for the
inflicted to tell the difference between the unreal and real experiences. It is particularly difficult for
schizophrenics to think logically and have normal emotional responses in social
have an inability to read the social cues of others and differentiate between
various reactions by other. This
places them in a position where they become paranoid and anxious. Researchers at Vanderbilt University
found evidence that it is the posterior superior temporal sulcus STS in the
brain that causes this deficit.
Their test revealed that this area of the brain does have an abnormal
response to social stimuli. The
inability to properly understand social cues for a schizophrenic is what leads
to reactions that often make them outcasts. It is important that education circulates about this mental
disorder and how to recognize symptoms and the tangible treatment
available. I have included some
links for you if you want to learn more about schizophrenia.
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