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Cecilia Hernandez

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Transcript of Schizophrenia

It is sometimes called a psychotic disorder or a psychosis.
Is the most chronic and disabling of the severe Mental disorders associated with abnormalities of brain structure and function, disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, hallucinations.
-schizophrenia affects approximately 1% of the population over 18 years of age.
-people with serious mental illness have a shorter life expectancy.
- men and women are at equal risk of developing the desease.
- brain disorder that affects approximately 1% of both men and women worldwide
(persecutory)- when you think everyone is "out to get you"
(referential)- when they interpret objects or occurrences in the environment.
(Anhedonia)- the loss of the capacity for enjoyment or pleasure.
(Alogia)-when someone has little to say and is not able to expand on their statements.
-If your parent has schizophrenia then their is a 10% risk of you having it too but if you have a twin that has it then your chances of having it are from 40% to 50%
People with schizophrenia don't have the same symptoms as other people, some of these symptoms might change over time.
Some of the symptoms might start at age 6 or 7, but it can happen at any age sometimes before 5 years and sometimes even after 80 years old but this is really rare. The most common is during adolescence.

-The reduce activity in a part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex was associated in the patients. High levels of dopamine causes schizophrenia people to experience delusions and hallucinations of psychotic episodes
Treatment for symptom reduction
If the causes of the disorder have not yet been identified some might not receive the right treatment.
A recent study showed that less than half of the patients with schizophrenia receive correct medication.
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