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  • If a relative has schizophrenia, you are more likely to get it.
  • Childhood – such as molestation, Envrionmental Factors – an infection during development of the baby in the mothers womb, or stressful psychological experiences may increase the chances of developing schizophrenia
  • Delusions of grandeur are when you believe you are someone highly important such as a major celebrity, or even the president.
  • No emotion -(sitting for hours with a blank stare)Seeing or hearing - Strange motor behavior – strange body movements
  • Many people refuse to take their medication due to the side effects - such as drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth. Serious side effects include trouble with muscle control, pacing, tremors and facial ticks. Newer generations have fewer side effects.
  • Schizpowerpoint

    1. 1. Elise Rhoads<br />Elise Rhoads<br />
    2. 2. What is Schizophrenia?<br />Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it difficult to tell the difference between:<br />real and imaginary experiences<br />to think logically<br />to have normal emotional responses<br />to behave normally in social situations<br />(<br />
    3. 3. Causes<br />It is a very complex illness<br />Most experts do not know what causes it<br />Genetics are the leading factor<br />Some experts believe the lateral frontal lobe is larger than most brains<br />Also believe imbalance of dopamine and serotonin in the brain<br />Heredity plays a major part<br />
    4. 4. Causes Continued<br />Cannot be brought on by traumatic events in childhood<br />Symptoms vary from person to person<br />Can be caused by environmental factors if you are already genetically at risk <br />
    5. 5. Who it Affects<br />Affects men and women equally<br />Appears later in women. Mid 20’s and up<br />Typically appears in young adulthood for both genders<br />Roughly 1% of Americans are diagnosed<br />
    6. 6. Types<br />5 types of Schizophrenia:<br />Paranoid – anxiety, anger, delusions of Grandeur<br />Catatonic – agitation, lack of take care in personal needs, great deal of negative feelings <br />Disorganized – hallucinations, child-like behavior, delusions, socially withdrawn<br />Residual – Some symptoms disappear but some remain<br />Undifferentiated – Show more than one type of schizophrenia<br />
    7. 7. Symptoms<br />Symptoms of those types develop slowly over months and years<br />First set of symptoms are referred to as the “psychotic” symptoms:<br />A person can have no emotion to their surroundings<br />Strange motor behavior <br />Delusions or false beliefs about reality<br />Seeing or hearing things that are not real <br />
    8. 8. Testing<br />Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR)<br />One month of at least two symptoms of the following:<br />Delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech disorganized or catatonic behavior<br />Continuous signs of the symptoms persist for at least 6 months<br />
    9. 9. Early Warning Signs<br />Hearing or seeing something that isn’t there Increasing withdrawal from social situations<br />A constant feeling of being watched Irrational, angry or fearful response to loved ones<br />Peculiar or nonsensical way of speaking or writing (<br />Strange body positioning<br />Feeling indifferent to very important situations<br />Deterioration of academic or work performance <br />A change in personal hygiene and appearance<br />A change in personality<br />Inability to sleep or concentrate<br />Inappropriate or bizarre behavior<br />Extreme preoccupation with religion or the occult<br />
    10. 10. During a severe episode, one may need to be hospitalized for safety reasons.<br />A severe episode may include:<br />Voices telling the person to hurt themselves<br />Seeing something/someone that isn’t really there<br />Believing someone is reading their mind, controlling their thoughts, or trying to harm them<br />Unable to take care of themselves <br />
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    12. 12. There is no cure for this illness<br />Can be treated and managed in a number of ways through:<br />Antipsychotic Medications<br />Psychosocial Therapies<br />Treatments may remain for a persons lifetime<br />
    13. 13. Some Good Movies…<br />
    14. 14. Work Cited<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />