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Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
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Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
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  • 1. Schizophrenia
    By Nora & Kayla
  • 2. What is Schizophrenia
    Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder. That causes a patient to lose touch with reality.
    A person with this disorder imagine objects and events to be different from what they really are. Gradually will withdraw from the outside world.
  • 3.
  • 4. Signs of Schizophrenia in Children
    Change of friends
    Significant drop in grades
    Sleep problems
    Irritability
  • 5. The most common early warning signs of schizophrenia include:
    The most common early warning signs of schizophrenia include:
    Social withdrawal
    Hostility or suspiciousness
    Deterioration of personal hygiene
    Flat, expressionless gaze
    Inability to cry or express joy
    Inappropriate laughter or crying
    Depression
    Oversleeping or insomnia
    Odd or irrational statements
    Forgetful; unable to concentrate
    Extreme reaction to criticism
    Strange use of words or way of speaking
  • 6. Genetics
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  • 8. Treatments
    Current treatments focus on eliminating the symptoms of the disease
    A number of medications have been found that help bring biochemical imbalances in many people with schizophrenia closer to normal.
    Antipsychotic medication can help a great deal in lessening hallucinations and delusions, and in helping maintain coherent thoughts.

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