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Schizophrenia

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    Schizophrenia Schizophrenia Presentation Transcript

    • The Disease
      • Schizophrenia usually strikes young people as they are maturing into adulthood.
    • The Disease
      • Schizophrenia means “split mind,” referring to a split from reality that shows itself in disorganized thinking, disturbed perceptions, and inappropriate emotions and actions.
    • The Disease
      • The thinking of a person with schizophrenia is fragmented, bizarre, and distorted by false beliefs, called delusions.
    • The Disease
      • A person with schizophrenia may perceive sensory experienced without sensory stimulation, called hallucinations.
    • The Disease
      • The emotions of schizophrenia are inappropriate: showing either a ‘flat affect’ or ‘catatonia.’
    • The Disease
      • There are many different subtypes of schizophrenia, including paranoid, disorganized,catatonic, undifferentiated, and residual.
    • The Disease
      • Paranoid schizophrenics have a preoccupation with delusions or hallucinations, often with themes of persecution or grandiosity.
    • The Disease
      • Disorganized schizophrenics exhibit disorganized speech or behavior, or flat or inappropriate emotion.
    • The Disease
      • Catatonic schizophrenics display immobility or excessive movement, extreme negativism, and/or parrot-like repeating of another’s speech or movements.
    • The Disease
      • Undifferentiated schizophrenics show many and varied symptoms.
    • The Disease
      • Residual schizophrenics display withdrawal, after hallucinations and delusions have disappeared.
    • The Disease
      • Researchers have discovered an excess of receptors of dopamine in the brains of schizophrenic patients.
    • Schizophrenia makes me feel...
      • Unloved
    • Schizophrenia makes me feel...
      • Sad
    • Schizophrenia makes me feel...
      • Confused
    • Schizophrenia makes me feel...
      • Lonely
    • Schizophrenia makes me feel...
      • Paranoid
    • Schizophrenia makes me feel...
      • Delusional
    • Schizophrenia makes me feel...
      • Angry
    • Schizophrenia makes me feel...
      • Abnormal