Schizophrenia is a result of a serious mental illness that begins to appear from as early as teenage years! The exact cause of the problem is unknown but researches are being carried out to know more. Certain traumatic experiences as a child may affect the psyche of the person and this illness may start developing. Schizophrenia alienates people from the real world into a world perceived by them. They start hallucinating and hearing voices in this world of their own.
Treatment of schizophrenia is basically symptomatic since not much is known about the root cause. Genetic structure and brain chemistry may be responsible for it. A strong family and social support along with psychotherapy are helpful to the patients. Patient may need to be on drug for a long time but it is important to prescribe the right drug. There are different types of schizophrenia that is determined by the specific symptoms.