Review of schizophrenia symptoms

Previous posts here have discussed schizophrenia, but it is helpful to review the symptoms and causes of this condition for those Central Florida residents who think they may have this condition and believe it is impacting their ability to find gainful employment.

Basically, someone who is suffering from full-blown schizophrenia will have a hard time distinguishing between fantasy and reality. They may hallucinate, that is, see or hear things that are not really there, even if they are totally free of drugs or alcohol. They are also subject to delusional thinking, such as believing in a conspiracy against them that is easy for outsiders to see is not true. Oftentimes, they may not even realize that they are living an alternate version of reality until a doctor tells them.

On a more consistent basis, someone with schizophrenia will lead a very disorganized life and may even have a hard time organizing their thoughts and speech. They also tend to withdraw and sometimes can even hold still for hours on end. On the whole, their daily life of trying to exist in, or sort out, what is and is not real can make it very hard for a schizophrenic to function in daily life, much less find and hold a meaningful job.

Schizophrenia, which typically starts to affect people when they are in their teens or early adulthood, can be debilitating. Fortunately, for those who meet eligibility requirements, Social Security Disability benefits may be available as a means of financial support. It may be helpful for a person with this condition to get the assistance of a qualified disability attorney.


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