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There's a lot of misconceptions about mental illness. A lot of people don't understand it. The brain is the most complex organ in our body. Just like when someones pancreas malfunctions and they get diabetes but brain can have disorders too. The chemical reactions happening in our brains have a major impact on who we are and our state of mind. Science hasn't unlocked all the mysteries of how the brain works but things have come a long way over the years. They know that by blocking dopamine in the brain it can lessen the hallucinations in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is genetic and 25% of the population carry the genes. In most people with the genes it lays dormant and never become active. They believe there are certain things that can trigger it like stress and illegal street drugs. In some people it's triggered easier then others.
originally posted by: nowayreally
a reply to: wantsome
I appreciate you enlightening us with your powerful experiences living with schizophrenia. Some of my favorite people are schizophrenic, and I thank God every day that the medical/scientific community (slow as they are) for creating medication that truly help them be themselves!! The pain in their eyes when they’re off them or having a tough psychotic episode it breaks my heart. Truly breaks my heart.
Thank you for adding to this thread. This is nonsense ——ATS Used to look in to things, research, share their info and build on to/or debate within a thread to learn from one another. It’s sad