A Case Study of Schizophrenia in a Young Female Following Unsuccessful Civil Service Exam: The Influence of Environmental Factors and Public Awareness on Patient’s Progress
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Environmental exposure
Psychotic stigma



Submitted : 2023-09-10
Accepted : 2023-09-25
Published : 2023-10-10


Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder affecting patients’ cognition, perception, emotion, linguistics,
behavior, and sense of self. Both early detection and interventions are crucial for treatment outcomes. Furthermore, the causes of schizophrenia remain uncertain, with identified links to hereditary, brain chemistry, and physiological factors. This article presents a case study of a young Chinese woman diagnosed with schizophrenia, highlighting the potential influence of environmental exposures as an additional factor. The article also examines the impact of public knowledge on perpetuating stigma around psychosis and its effects on treatment efficacy.


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