This course will focus on an overview of Schizophrenia as a disorder as well as its causes and treatment. Schizophrenia affects a person’s perceptions of the world, interactions with others, and thinking. Individuals with schizophrenia lose touch with reality and therefore have significant challenges negotiating daily activities. Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder; with the right treatment and strong support, people can live fairly independently and lead satisfying lives. This course will provide an overview of schizophrenia, including symptoms, onset, causes, and treatment.