What is Schizophrenia?What is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a common mentalSchizophrenia is a common mental
illness. It affects the brain and Thisillness. It affects the brain and This
can change how people think, feel,can change how people think, feel,
act, and live. It's important toact, and live. It's important to
remember that no one chooses toremember that no one chooses to
have schizophrenia or its symptoms.have schizophrenia or its symptoms.
In this presentation I will beIn this presentation I will be
addressing the 3 most common typesaddressing the 3 most common types
of schizophrenia and otherof schizophrenia and other
Some of the symptoms are:Some of the symptoms are:
• Hallucinations:Hallucinations: Sensing things that others don't, like Sensing things that others don't, like
hearing or seeing things.hearing or seeing things.
• Delusions:Delusions: Strongly believing something is true even Strongly believing something is true even
when there's no evidence of it.when there's no evidence of it.
• Altered emotions:Altered emotions: Having feelings that don't seem to Having feelings that don't seem to
fit what's going on, or having no feelings at all.fit what's going on, or having no feelings at all.
• Withdrawal:Withdrawal: No drive or desire to do the things you No drive or desire to do the things you
used to enjoy.used to enjoy.
• Lack of motivation:Lack of motivation: Difficulty staying focused and Difficulty staying focused and
doing tasks.doing tasks.
• Disorganization:Disorganization: Having disorganized thinking, Having disorganized thinking,
speaking, or behavior.speaking, or behavior.
• Cognitive:Cognitive: Such as attention and memory problems. Such as attention and memory problems.
Childhood SchizophreniaChildhood Schizophrenia
• This type of schizophrenia where childrenThis type of schizophrenia where children
interpret reality abnormally.interpret reality abnormally.
• This includes cognitive symptoms.This includes cognitive symptoms.
• Childhood schizophrenia mayChildhood schizophrenia may
result in some combination ofresult in some combination of
hallucinations, delusions,hallucinations, delusions,
and disorderedand disordered
thinking and behavior.thinking and behavior.
• Most children with childhoodMost children with childhood
schizophrenia may have imaginaryschizophrenia may have imaginary
friends that “tell” them to performfriends that “tell” them to perform
terrorist acts.terrorist acts.
Paranoid SchizophreniaParanoid Schizophrenia
• This type of schizophrenia is where theThis type of schizophrenia is where the
patient has thoughts including people outpatient has thoughts including people out
to get him/her and looses touch withto get him/her and looses touch with
• This includes delusional symptoms.This includes delusional symptoms.
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Disorganized SchizophreniaDisorganized Schizophrenia
• Disorganized schizophrenia is marked byDisorganized schizophrenia is marked by
thoughts, speech and behavior that arethoughts, speech and behavior that are
inappropriate and don't make sense.inappropriate and don't make sense.
• Disorganized schizophrenia is consideredDisorganized schizophrenia is considered
a more severe type of schizophreniaa more severe type of schizophrenia
because people with this condition may bebecause people with this condition may be
unable to carry out routine daily activities,unable to carry out routine daily activities,
such as bathing and meal preparation.such as bathing and meal preparation.
Fun FactsFun Facts
• 2.4 Million people across the planet have2.4 Million people across the planet have
schizophrenia. (1% of the world pop.)schizophrenia. (1% of the world pop.)
• Schizophrenia isSchizophrenia is
more common thanmore common than
epilepsy and HIV.epilepsy and HIV.
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