Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia

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

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