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Copy of Schizophrenia

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Courtney Paulson

on 27 April 2010

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Schizophrenia
Theories and Causes Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder that distorts the way a person thinks, acts, expresses emotions, perceives reality, and relates to others Genetic Factors Abnormal Brain Structure Psychological Views Having releatives with schizophrenia are at a higher risk than individuals that don't. If you're a faternal twin you can increase your risk by 15-20 %, oh you're identical twins you say? .. you can increase your risk to up to 45-50%. General symptoms derive from prefrontal cortex, medial temporal lobe, and mesolymbic dopamine system Types of Schizophrenia and Symptoms Paranoid Paranoid type constantly have the anxiety they are being persued or prosecuted Paranoid types have the constant worry of eing prosued or prosecuted Disorganized Catatonic Undifferentiated Residual Treatment Anti-psychotic Drugs Shock Therapy The Docs Prefrontal Cortex Medial Temporal Lobe Basal Ganglia Hypo-Campus
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