Schizophrenia<br />By Nora & Kayla<br />
What is Schizophrenia<br /> 	Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder. That causes a patient to lo...
Signs of Schizophrenia in Children<br />Change of friends<br />Significant drop in grades<br />Sleep problems<br />Irritab...
The most common early warning signs of schizophrenia include:<br />	The most common early warning signs of schizophrenia i...
Genetics<br />
Treatments<br />Current treatments focus on eliminating the symptoms of the disease	<br />	A number of medications have be...
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Schizophrenia

  1. 1. Schizophrenia<br />By Nora & Kayla<br />
  2. 2. What is Schizophrenia<br /> Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder. That causes a patient to lose touch with reality. <br /> A person with this disorder imagine objects and events to be different from what they really are. Gradually will withdraw from the outside world.<br />
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  4. 4. Signs of Schizophrenia in Children<br />Change of friends<br />Significant drop in grades<br />Sleep problems<br />Irritability <br />
  5. 5. The most common early warning signs of schizophrenia include:<br /> The most common early warning signs of schizophrenia include:<br />Social withdrawal <br />Hostility or suspiciousness <br />Deterioration of personal hygiene <br />Flat, expressionless gaze <br />Inability to cry or express joy <br />Inappropriate laughter or crying <br />Depression <br />Oversleeping or insomnia <br />Odd or irrational statements <br />Forgetful; unable to concentrate <br />Extreme reaction to criticism <br />Strange use of words or way of speaking <br />
  6. 6. Genetics<br />
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  8. 8. Treatments<br />Current treatments focus on eliminating the symptoms of the disease <br /> A number of medications have been found that help bring biochemical imbalances in many people with schizophrenia closer to normal. <br />Antipsychotic medication can help a great deal in lessening hallucinations and delusions, and in helping maintain coherent thoughts.<br />

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