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I'm writing an essay on schizophrenia and this is all I have so far. There is no limit to how long it can be, I just don't know what order I should write the issues in. Some sites giving more information on this illness would be helpful too; this is what I have so far:

Schizophrenia is a mental illness that generally strikes in late teenage years or early adulthood, but can hit at any time in life. It can happen to anyone, no matter what their gender, race, or social class is. People with schizophrenia may hear voices other people don't hear or they may believe that others are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. These experiences are frightening and can cause terror, withdrawal, or extreme anxiety. People with schizophrenia may not make sense when they converse, may sit for hours without moving or talking much, or may seem perfectly fine until they speak about what they are really thinking. There is no single cause for this disease and it occurs in 1 percent of the U.S population.(That’s about 3 million people) The general 10 symptoms of schizophrenia are:
1. Delusions (believing things that are not true)
2. Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there)
3. Disorganized thinking
4. Agitation
5. Disorganized speech
6. Disorganized behavior
7. Lack of initiative
8. Social withdrawal
9. Apathy
10. Emotional unresponsiveness

Living with a schizophrenic person can be difficult because the affected person will be unable to communicate in a regular manner and will be in his/her own world. They will have mood swings and the family and others who cooperate with this person will not know how he/she will behave. They may get paranoid on certain issues and it can be very difficult to move them.


[[I got all this info from google so I just copy-pasted the list....is that wrong to do?]] I definitely need to go in more detail, and add more information plus discuss more issues. Thanks for the help!
-MC

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    Darn, it didn't post! here's the rest:
    1. Delusions (believing things that are not true)
    2. Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there)
    3. Disorganized thinking
    4. Agitation
    5. Disorganized speech
    6. Grossly disorganized behavior
    7. Lack of initiative
    8. Social withdrawal
    9. Apathy
    10. Emotional unresponsiveness
    Living with a schizophrenic person can be difficult because the affected person will be unable to communicate in a regular manner and will be in his/her own world. They will have mood swings and the family and others who cooperate with this person will not know how he/she will behave. They may get paranoid on certain issues and it can be very difficult to budge them.

    I got all this info from google and copy-pasted the list+info...is that wrong? I need to discuss more issues, go into more details, and add more information. Thanks for the help!
    -MC

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    OK It's not letting me post the list... so I'll ignore that. Here's the last part to the essay:

    Living with a schizophrenic person can be difficult because the affected person will be unable to communicate in a regular manner and will be in his/her own world. They will have mood swings and the family and others who cooperate with this person will not know how he/she will behave. They may get paranoid on certain issues and it can be very difficult to budge them.

    I need to discuss more issues, add more info, and go into more details. Thanks for the help!

    -MC

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    PS> I got all my info from google so some of this stuff is copy-pasted...I just tried to put it in my words as best as I could
    -MC

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    The first thing you need to do is write your thesis sentence. These sites will help you formulate this thesis statement.

    http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/thesis.html

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/545/01/

    Then, make an outline of the points you want to make that support your thesis statement.

    After that, you're ready to write your essay, using your outline as a guide.

    After you've done that, please post your essay here and we'll be glad to help you.

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    Alright, thanks Ms.Sue
    -MC

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    You're welcome, MC -- and welcome back. :-)

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    Thanks, it's good to be back (:
    -MC

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