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Period 7 - Vi Ma - Schizophrenia

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Period 7 - Vi Ma - Schizophrenia

  1. 1. Schizophrenia A Presentation by: Vi Ma Northeast High School Magnet Program
  2. 2. Why Schizophrenia is Important to Me? <ul><li>I chose Schizophrenia to be my topic because I studied last year in Psychology and thought it was interesting. </li></ul><ul><li>I think Schizophrenia is important to because of what I learned so far, it seems pretty interesting on what it does on the human mind. </li></ul><ul><li>I hope to learn how does it really affect people from this paper. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Thesis Statement <ul><li>The main points of my paper that I was going to research are: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The main causes of schizophrenia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The symptoms of schizophrenia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How schizophrenia is treated/diagnosed </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Causes of Schizophrenia <ul><li>The Causes of Schizophrenia are: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complications during pregnancy and birth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Heredity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Risk gene/environment interactions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Specific functional changes in the brain </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brain Chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Causes of Schizophrenia cont..
  6. 6. Symptoms of Schizophrenia <ul><li>The Symptoms of Schizophrenia are: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hallucinations and illusions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Delusions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disordered thinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of emotional expression </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inappropriate reactions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How Schizophrenia is Treated <ul><li>Schizophrenia is treated by: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Antipsychotic medications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Family support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And as well as from antipsychotic medications </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Diagnosed <ul><li>There is no specific method that Schizophrenia can be diagnosed. But researchers can use these methods according to their symptoms. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Positron emission tomography (PET) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>These were the main points of my paper that I researched: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The main causes of schizophrenia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The symptoms of schizophrenia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How schizophrenia is treated/diagnosed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I learned that Schizophrenia can cause a lot of distress to families and friends. It has a lot of unknown theories that researchers still can’t find the solution to. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Works Cited <ul><li>Slowik, Guy. &quot;What is Schizophrenia.&quot; EHealthED . Health Information Publications, n.d. Web. 13 Feb 2011. <http://www.ehealthmd.com/library/schizophrenia/SCH_whatis.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Holmes, Leonard. &quot;Treatments For Schizophrenia.&quot; Mental Health . Medical Review Board, March 04, 2010. Web. 13 Feb 2011. <http://mentalhealth.about.com/od/schizophrenia/a/sz3.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Merrill, David. &quot;Schizophrenia.&quot; The New York Times . Medical Review Board, February 07, 2010. Web. 13 Feb 2011. <http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/schizophrenia/overview.html>. </li></ul>

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