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Schizophrenia-Playing Mind Games

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"He is so bent out of shape he has to wash his car and wax it every single day." "He comes home and does nothing but sit in the couch and flip the channels over and over again all night long." " He paces back and forth like a wild cat in and out of the house". "He drives out of the house, gets out of the car and rechecks all the doors to make sure they are locked." "He gets so mad at me sometimes that I am pretty sure he will hit me any time. I get scared and move away from him." "He shouts and comes on to me whenever I want to explain something to him." "He repeats everything that I say and thinks I am wrong and he is right even though he is not."

These are but a few complaints we hear about many men everyday from their wives. Actually, not only men but about women too many times. They might be our neighbors, relatives or even our spouses. Most of these actions by these individuals might sound and look like common day-to-day problems. There are habits, obsessions and compulsions that bother people and their loved ones in everyday life. But if we could not tolerate these? Then how could we withstand a loved one becoming schizophrenic? Could we do something about it? How do they actually become the way they are? Is there anything that can be done about this condition?

Schizophrenia, also called split personality disorder, is a chronic and severe mental illness that affects mostly more men than women in the world. It is also called a psychotic mental disorder since people who suffer with this condition develop the tendency to become violent and could hurt someone in the way. People with this disorder often suffer from social and behavioral problems (psychosis). It is often associated with unrealistic thinking, speech, behavioral and physical disorganization. Delusions and hallucinations are part of the patterns for schizophrenia. People with this condition suffer from paranoia or think that the whole world is against them and tend to retaliate.

Different types of schizophrenia include: paranoid schizophrenia, disorganized schizophrenia, catatonic schizophrenia, undifferentiated schizophrenia, and residual schizophrenia. (WebMD.com)

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