Schizophrenia is a disabling, severe, and chronic disorder of the mental capacity characterized by failure of an individual to recognize reality of things and abnormal state of social behavior. Typical victims at times hear strange noises or imaginations that others cannot. In certain circumstances, they talk of what does not make sense. Genes and environment are attributed to the disorder’s causes. In one percent of general population, the occurrence is contained in ten percent with relations of past victims. Interactions between genes and environment also contribute towards it development. Other causes include different brain structure and chemistry while the risk factor affects both genders. Hallucinations, thought disorders, delusions, and movement complications are all positive symptoms. Negatives include lack of pleasure, ability to sustain and commence activities and little speaking. Antipsychotic medications can be used to treat the disorder.
A recent study from University of South Carolina by researchers how that one in every six college students is guilty of misusing stimulant medications meant for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Kari Benson witnessed in firsthand basis the effects and widespread misuse of the drugs by her fellow colleagues in campus. The range observed was between two to forty-three percent. After the literature review of past data and analysis, she noted the recreational use of drugs and alcohol thereby creating a dangerous precedent. The most common source of the drugs was through friends presenting a legal risk in possession, trafficking, and use. The meta-analysis of the data, behavior and effects by Benson and another researcher would be vital in determining potential solutions to the growing concern. The presentation of intervention programs for college campus students was vital for substance abuse education, prevention, and focus for teaching.