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Transcript of Schizophrenia
“Schizophrenia is a serious illness that affects the brain and causes major problems with thinking, emotions, and behaviors” (Friedman)
What it does to your life
what symptoms cause
What is Schizophrenia?
Friends and family
how to act/help
"I was 24 years old when my roommate and close friend developed, seemingly out of nowhere, schizophrenia. I'm so thankful for the support network we had around us that helped me make sense of what was happening. I never expected to be confronted with mental illness in such a personal and devastating way. I slept on the floor in her room for the first week, took her to see a counselor, and eventually helped her enter a psychiatric hospital for initial observation and care. Having known her before and after the onset has completely changed the way I view people with mental illness - it can happen to anyone, by no fault of their own. Every time I see the BC2M commercials I feel grateful and relieved that people are working to change the stigma against people like my friend. Thank you." ("Claire")
Dr. Chang and Dryden
Chang, Louise, MD, ed. "Slideshow:A Visual Guide to Schizophrenia." WebMD. WebMD, 11 Oct 2011. Web. 19 Feb 2014. <http://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/ss/slideshow-schizophrenia-overview>.
"Claire's Story." Bring Change 2 Mind. Bring Change 2 Mind, n.d. Web. 27 Feb 2014. <http://bringchange2mind.org/stories/entry/claires-story>.
Dryden-Edwards, Roxanne, MD. "Causes of Schizophrenia." WebMD. WebMD, 04 December 2011. Web. 19 Feb 2014. <http://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/guide/schizophrenia-causes>.
Friedman, Michelle S. Everything you need to know about Schizophrenia. 1st edition. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. , 2000. Print.
"NIMH.Schizophrenia." Natural Institution of Mental Health. Natural Institutes of Health , 28 Aug 2013. Web. 19 Feb 2014. <http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kpbs.org>.
Smith, Brian, MS. "Helpful Hints about Schizophrenia for Family Members and Others." PsychCentral . Psych Central, 30 Jan 2013. Web. 19 Feb 2014. <http://psychcentral.com/lib/helpful-hints-about-schizophrenia-for-family-members-and-others/000706>.