Schizophrenia is a mental disorder signified by thought process breakdown and lack of emotional response to typical situations. Weird delusions, paranoid behavior, hallucinations and thought disorder are the most likely symptoms of schizophrenia. The disorder affects less than one percent of total global population and its symptoms start surfacing during adulthood. The patient’s reported experience and his or her behavior form the basis of diagnosis.

Major contributing factors are genetics, neurobiology, early environment, and social and psychological processes. Drug abuse is also known to induce or worsen the symptoms of schizophrenia. The treatment of the disorder is based on antipsychotic medication aimed at suppressing the receptor activity of dopamine and serotonin. In some of the cases, the patients may become violent and threat to others and may have to be moved to hospital for their own good and that of the others.