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How does disorganized schizophrenia affect other conditions?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Disorganized schizophrenia often accompanies several other disorders. People who are being treated for the condition may be being treated for other mental problems. In addition, disorganized schizophrenia may be correlated with heart and lung disease, as people with the disorder tend to smoke. Affected individuals think smoking helps them cope with the disorganization in a better way. In the same manner, individuals with disorganized schizophrenia may suffer from alcoholism and drug abuse, as well as from suicidal tendencies and depression.

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