Schizophrenia or Psychosis, is a serious brain disorder and is characterized by a profound disruption in cognition and emotion. Symptoms include psychotic manifestations, such as hearing internal voices or experiencing other sensations not connected to an obvious source (hallucinations) and assigning unusual significance or meaning to normal events or holding fixed personal beliefs (delusions). Other symptoms include withdrawal, incoherent speech and impaired reasoning. Symptoms include: Can’t show feelings (flat affect) Can’t start or maintain conversations Minimal flow of thought Lack of motivation Feel bugs crawling on her/his body Smell gas that is being used to kill her/him Taste the poison in her/his food Hear voices telling her/him to do something See visions of God, the dead, horrible things Unable to feel pleasure Minimal self-care and grooming
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