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    Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a group of psychotic disorders characterized by disturbances in perception, affect, behavior and communication lasting longer than 6 months (this includes psychotic behavior). The person suffering from schizophrenia has deteriorated occupational, interpersonal and self-supportive abilities.

    Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it hard to tell the difference between what is real and not real. It also makes it hard to think clearly, have...

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    Schizotypal personality disorder

    Schizotypal personality disorder is a mental condition in which a person has trouble with relationships and disturbances in thought patterns, appearance, and...

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    Seasonal affective disorder

    Depression is defined as a mood disorder, and there are several subtypes. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is considered in a separate category.

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in winter.

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    Suicide and suicidal behavior

    The elderly are at high risk for depression because they are more likely than younger people to have experienced illness, death of loved ones, impaired function and loss of independence. The cumulative effect of negative life experiences may be overwhelming to an older person.

    Suicide is the act of taking one’s own life on purpose. Suicidal behavior is any action that could cause a person to die, such as taking a drug overdose or...