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Karlie Simpson

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Schizophrenia (SKIT-zo-FREE-ni-a) derives from the Greek words for "split" and "mind" . Schizophrenia is a intricate, serious, and chronic brain disorder. It results from interruptions in the structure and function of the brain and neurotransmitter pathways of the central nervous system. These disruptions may cause psychotic symptoms, which are frightening distortions in thoughts, feelings, moods, perceptions, and behavior that interfere with daily life. Diagnoses:
• Delusions
• Hallucinations
• Disorganized Speech
• Disorganized Behavior
• Insomnia
• Lack of emotion SCHIZOPHRENIA By: Logan &Karlie
Schizophrenia is considered a chronic disorder. As of right now there is no “cure" for it. There is a way to reduce effects through medications. These medications can offer relief from psychotic symptoms. These medications, called "anti-psychotics," can help quiet the "voices" and hallucinations that interfere with daily activities and can result in dramatic improvements in the quality of life for people with schizophrenia. - Identical twins usually do not develop schizophrenia.
- Schizophrenia, or any other mental illness, is not developed solely by genes alone, other factors contribute to its development. Identical twins prove this theory, one could develop schizophrenia and the other does not develop a mental illness, this is said to be discordant.
-Different illness in twins is more common than alike illness.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) brain scans comparing a normal brain (left) with the brain of a schizophrenia (right). The onset of schizophrenia typically occurs between the late teens and mid-30s. More men get diagnosed then women. Men also develop Schizophrenia earlier than women. If the illness develops after the age of 45, it tends to appear among women more than men, and they tend to display mood symptoms more prominently.

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"Schizophrenia Facts and Statistics." Schizophrenia Facts and Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2012. <http://www.schizophrenia.com/szfacts.htm>. Bibliography - The primary areas of the brain that cause schizophrenia are the forebrain, hindbrain and limbic system.
- Show a reduced volume of gray matter in the temporal and frontal lobes.
- Those with gray matter loss show worst symptoms
- affecting the balance in neurotransmitter concentration of dopamine, glutamate and serotonin systems.
- Symptoms present in the disorder are positive, which means psychosis, or negative, which means affecting emotions and behavior. Areas Of The Brain Effected: Medications:
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