In 1908 Bleuler prised his own term schizophrenia from the Greek world’s schizien meaning to split and phren meaning mind to capture what he viewed as the essential nature of the condition. Bleuler tried to attempt schizophrenia what Freud had tried to accomplish for the neuroses this was to specify underlying psychological processed that might be at the root of the various disturbances of schizophrenic patients. (G, Davison, J, M, Neale.1990)
Schizophrenia is an illness or is also known as a group of illnesses and effects how a person thinks feels and behaves. Some who has schizophrenia finds it difficult to tell the difference between real and imagined experiences. People who have schizophrenia tend to hear voice that other people cant hear or may see thing that aren’t there and its these experience that make a person who has schizophrenia withdrawn They also may have trouble organizing their thoughts and expressing themselves. Their speech and behaviour can be so disorganized that they may seem frightening to others. Schizophrenia is a psychosis and this is seen as a severe mental disorder.
The risk of schizophrenia is seen to appear in the earliest stages of pregnancy with exposure to influenza associated with increased risk of later developing schizophrenia but it has been know for schizophrenia to run in families. (J,Picker 2009)
The illness occurs in 1 percent of the general population but more often it occurs in