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Schizophre
niaMental disorder that makes it difficult to tell the
difference between real and unreal experiences
By: Kelse...
Causes
• Unsure about
what causes it
• Genes play a role
• A persons
environment
• Genetic mutations
cause the brain to
de...
People
• Begins before age
45
• Equal rates among
men and women
• Childhood-onset
schizophrenia
starts after the age
of 5
Sympto
ms
• No incubation period
• Tense, withdrawn, trouble sleeping and
making friends
• Hallucinations and delusions
Diagnosis
• No medical tests
• Doctors use interviews to find out if a
person has schizophrenia
• Brain scans rule out oth...
Chronic
• Does not just go away
• Medication helps treat symptoms
• People learn to deal with symptoms
The Brain
• Brain does not develop normally
• Brain has too much dopamine
• Neurotransmitters misfire and alter
chemical b...
Prevention
• Schizophrenia cannot be prevented
• Medication helps prevent symptoms from
reoccurring
• Genetic disease
Treatment
• Medication is the most
important
• Therapy
• Hospitalization
• Schizophrenia cannot
kill people, but it can
le...
Treatment
• Medication is the most
important
• Therapy
• Hospitalization
• Schizophrenia cannot
kill people, but it can
le...
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Schizophrenia

  1. 1. Schizophre niaMental disorder that makes it difficult to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences By: Kelsey Brumble
  2. 2. Causes • Unsure about what causes it • Genes play a role • A persons environment • Genetic mutations cause the brain to develop abnormally
  3. 3. People • Begins before age 45 • Equal rates among men and women • Childhood-onset schizophrenia starts after the age of 5
  4. 4. Sympto ms • No incubation period • Tense, withdrawn, trouble sleeping and making friends • Hallucinations and delusions
  5. 5. Diagnosis • No medical tests • Doctors use interviews to find out if a person has schizophrenia • Brain scans rule out other diseases
  6. 6. Chronic • Does not just go away • Medication helps treat symptoms • People learn to deal with symptoms
  7. 7. The Brain • Brain does not develop normally • Brain has too much dopamine • Neurotransmitters misfire and alter chemical balance • Misfiring causes behavioral problems
  8. 8. Prevention • Schizophrenia cannot be prevented • Medication helps prevent symptoms from reoccurring • Genetic disease
  9. 9. Treatment • Medication is the most important • Therapy • Hospitalization • Schizophrenia cannot kill people, but it can lead to people committing suicide
  10. 10. Treatment • Medication is the most important • Therapy • Hospitalization • Schizophrenia cannot kill people, but it can lead to people committing suicide

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