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  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. Although schizophrenia affects men and women with equal frequency, the disorder often appears earlier in men, usually in the late teens or early twenties, than in women, who are generally affected in the twenties to early thirties. Available treatments can relieve many symptoms, but most people with schizophrenia continue to suffer some symptoms throughout their lives; it has been estimated that no more than one in

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    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Mike
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a serious, chronic mental disorder characterized by loss of contact with reality and disturbances of thought, mood, and perception. Schizophrenia is the most common and the most potentially sever and disabling of the psychosis, a term encompassing several severe mental disorders that result in the loss of contact with reality along with major personality derangements. Schizophrenia patients experience delusions, hallucinations and often lose thought process. Schizophrenia affects an estimated one percent of the

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    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is one of the most common mental illnesses. It is a severe, chronic, and disabling brain disease. Schizophrenia is often mistaken for multiple personalities, or dissociative identity disorder. However, they are two different mental illnesses. Schizophrenia occurs when an individual splits off from reality and are unable to tell what is real and what is not real. An individual with schizophrenia has one personality, but that personality has split off from reality. It

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  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    Tanya Albinowski Albinowski 1 Professor Ehrensberger EDU 1081 March, 23 2008 It is important for professionals and family members to become self aware while working with students with emotional disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, substance addiction, bipolar disorder, panic or phobic anxieties, and sleep disorders. Research has shown that there are many children with emotional disorders, as many as 12 million American children suffer from some type of mental disorder. “The frequency and intensity of

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    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: Edward
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a class of disorders characterized by fundamental disturbances in thought processes, emotion, or behavior. It is also known as a "split mind"; the person is in a world that has nothing to do with everyday experiences. One to one and a half percent of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with it sometime over the course of their lives. Schizophrenia has a pattern of unique and predictable symptoms. There are two main types

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    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Mike
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a mental disorder marked by the loss of contact with reality. When a person's thinking, feeling, and behavior is so far from normal as to interfere with his or her ability to function in everyday life, and delusions, hallucinations, irregular thinking or emotions are produced, then he or she has a mental illness called schizophrenia. About one hundred years ago schizophrenia was first recognized as a mental disorder and researchers have been searching

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    Submitted: March 28, 2010 By: Mike
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    During the 1950s, mentally disordered people who were harmful to society and themselves could be treated with medications and were able to return safely to their communities. During the 1980s, the cost of health care increased more than any other cost in our national economy. As a result, strategic planning has been made to reduce costs. “The political decision made to deinstitutionalize chronic mental patients started with the appearance of phenothiazine medications. Dramatically reducing the

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    Submitted: April 8, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    Since glutamate is the main neurotransmitter that sends information from the Central Nervous System, and can likely be found on every neuron in the brain it has the ability to affect every function of the body. Scientists have recently begun recording results from studies done on glutamate and associations with Schizophrenia. The results are far from conclusive but do start to answer some questions formerly unanswerable due to lack of research. Not only is glutamate

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    Submitted: April 28, 2010 By: David
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    During the 1950s, mentally disordered people who were harmful to society and themselves could be treated with medications and were able to return safely to their communities. During the 1980s, the cost of health care increased more than any other cost in our national economy. As a result, strategic planning has been made to reduce costs. “The political decision made to deinstitutionalize chronic mental patients started with the appearance of phenothiazine medications. Dramatically reducing the

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    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    December 10, 2007 According to the American Psychiatric Association’s “Guide for the Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia” antipsychotic medications are indicated for nearly all acute psychotic episodes in patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is defined as a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. Approximately 1% of the population develops schizophrenia. More than 2 million Americans suffer per year. Schizophrenia appears earlier in men, usually in the late teens or twenties. There are several symptoms that allow

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    Submitted: May 11, 2010 By: Mike
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a most misunderstood disease. It will affect one in every100 Americans during their lifetime, yet too often it is hidden in the closet by families and ignored by professionals. A revolution is underway, for schizophrenia is emerging. Schizophrenia is now known to be a disease of the brain and is not caused by any guilty acts or failures of the patient. Like diabetics, schizophrenics may be able to control their symptoms with medication.

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    Submitted: May 22, 2010 By: Anna
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    One of the defining characteristics of advanced organisms is the ability to make flexible, yet adaptive responses to environmental stimuli. These stimuli may arise from within the organism or impinge upon it from the outside. The resulting myriad of stimuli ranges in salience from the barely noticeable to the intense. The stimuli in the intense range are usually considered to be biologically significant, whether they originate within the organism or are encountered in the outside

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    Submitted: May 30, 2010 By: regina
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    When I lived in Germany, I had a friend who played on my High School tennis team. On a sunny afternoon after our tennis lessons we decided to drink an ice tea and have a little snack at the tennis snack bar. We started talking about tennis strategies, but my friend, Thomas, was kind of depressed and sad. When I asked him what was really bothering him, he started tell me about his sick mother.

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    Submitted: June 8, 2010 By: Top
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    SCHIZOPHRENIA Case History Patient’s mother was an avid smoker, consuming approximately two packs of cigarettes daily before and during pregnancy. Furthermore, patient’s mother suffered from a very severe case of the flue during her fifth month of pregnancy. As a child, the patient showed signs of slower developmental skills, and was diagnosed as suffering from hyperactivity in early childhood. Patient experienced an unsettled home life because of ongoing conflicts between her parents that resulted in

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    Submitted: July 29, 2017 By: Jainmey Cologna
  • Schizophrenia - "split Mind"

    Schizophrenia - "split Mind"

    Schizophrenia – “split mind” Schizophrenia (in Greek split mind) is marked by delusions, hallucinations, illusions, distorted perceptions of reality, normal verses abnormal, and a “split” between thought and emotion. Schizophrenia troubles one percent of the world’s population, making it the most common psychosis. Approximately two million Americans suffer from this illness in one year and roughly half of all the people admitted to mental hospitals are schizophrenic. Many symptoms appear to be related to problems

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    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Edward
  • Schizophrenia - a Psychiatric Disorder

    Schizophrenia - a Psychiatric Disorder

    Schizophrenia, a psychiatric disorder, affects approximately two and a half million American people today. This life altering disease interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, handle emotions, make decisions, and relate to others (Psychlaws). Roughly about one percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime. This brain disease sheds difficulties on a person as it can trigger hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, and significant lack of motivation (Peace Health). The disease affects mainly both males

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    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Anna
  • Schizophrenia - Mental Illness

    Schizophrenia - Mental Illness

    Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is an extremely puzzling condition, the most chronic and disabling of the major mental illnesses. Approximately one percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lives. With the sudden onset of severe psychotic symptoms, the individual is said to be experiencing acute schizophrenia. Psychotic means out of touch with reality, or unable to separate real from unreal experiences. Schizophrenia is a disorder characterized by loss of touch with reality, thought disorders, delusions, hallucination,

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: July
  • Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

    Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

    Mental Disorders Millions and millions of people have been, and are, plagued by some type of mental disorder. There are many types of disorders such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and substance-related disorders. The mental disorders can range from minor cases to very strong, extreme cases. Two mental disorders that deal with the shifting of a human’s personality and character are schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia is a mental illness that is characterized

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Schizophrenia: Bleuler and Kraepelin

    Schizophrenia: Bleuler and Kraepelin

    Schizophrenia: Bleuler and Kraepelin Schizophrenia is a complex syndrome characterized by cognitive and emotional dysfunctions including delusions and hallucinations, disorganized speech and behavior, and inappropriate emotions. Since there is no cure to this disorder, clinicians rely on the DSM IV to differentiate between symptoms. The symptoms of the disorder can disrupt a person’s perception, thought, speech, and movement in almost every aspect of daily functions. Mental health clinicians distinguish between positive, negative, and disorganized symptoms.

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    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Schizophrenia: Disease of the Brain

    Schizophrenia: Disease of the Brain

    Schizophrenia is a complex brain disorder. Like many other illnesses, schizophrenia is believed to result from a combination of environmental and genetic factors. All the tools of modern science are being used to search for the causes of this disorder. The term schizophrenia is Greek in origin, and in the Greek meant "split mind." This is not an accurate medical term. In Western culture, some people have come to believe that schizophrenia refers to a

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    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Schizophrenia: Genetic or Environmental?

    Schizophrenia: Genetic or Environmental?

    Schizophrenia: Genetic or Environmental? About one percent of the American population suffers from schizophrenia. The term schizophrenia literally means the “splitting of psychic functions" (Pinel, 447). At the time of the early 20th century, this is what was used to describe what was assumed at that time to be the primary symptom: the breakdown of integration among emotion, thought, and action (Pinel, 447). Schizophrenia is a form of psychotic disorder which causes people to have

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Victor
  • School Days

    School Days

    School Days I think back to the moment where I am looking up at a big black stick and concentrating on a smaller black stick getting ready to pass up the bigger one. Tick, Tick, Tick, bllllllinnng! Lunchtime! Those Junior High days were the best, and yet they were the worst. There were many interesting things in junior high that were fun, hard, and memorable. However, the same goes for college. Even more so in

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Wendy
  • School of Psychology Homework

    School of Psychology Homework

    School Of Psychology Homework Voldemort, the “evil” guy from the infamous Harry Potter series, is an individual who came from a broken home. His goals are to have eternal life, ultimate power, and to kill Harry Potter. Neuroscience: The Neuroscience school focuses on how the body and brain enable emotions, memories, and sensory experiences. They would link Voldemort’s desire to have eternal life with the foods he chooses to eat. Or, his need for ultimate

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    Submitted: April 22, 2010 By: Mike
  • School Psychologist

    School Psychologist

    The purpose of this informative interview was to develop a better understating of certain aspects of the School Psychologist that are of interest to me. My interviewee for the Psy 600 interview assignment was Elsie, a school psychologist intern for the Board of Education. I have conducted this interview over the phone. In preparation for the interview, I picked the questions from professor’s guidelines, that I felt important for helping to persuade myself to go

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: regina
  • School Reformation

    School Reformation

    One can learn from a simple observation that apathy, pessimism, and helplessness are side effects of school. Although these common emotions are not the bath water of every student, research has shown that with simple actions in different situations, one can oppose their struggles with these negative feelings. First, by increasing action and productivity in the classroom, students can leave class feeling more fulfilled and determined to face the next day. Second, offering equal opportunity

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    Submitted: May 27, 2010 By: Jack
  • School Violence Awareness

    School Violence Awareness

    Shaw Couevas English 1002-105 November 27, 2001 Final Draft School Violence Awareness One out of every twelve students would stay home rather than attend school for fear someone would hurt them or hassle them (Kreiner). What can we do to be safe in school? It is becoming more apparent violence is a problem in most schools. But once we are aware that it exists, we can figure out ways to make it less of a

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    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: David
  • School Voilence

    School Voilence

    School violence is in the headlines again, 6 years after Columbine, the tragic Colorado school shooting in which many students died. Now, sadly, 2 school officials and 6 students have been killed in a shooting at Red Lake High School in Minnesota. As horrible and frightening as incidents like these are, they are rare. Although it may not seem that way, the rate of crime involving physical harm has been declining at U.S. schools since

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Science of Cognitive Psychology and Analytical Psychology

    Science of Cognitive Psychology and Analytical Psychology

    Science of Cognitive Psychology and Analytical Psychology Analytical psychology Analytical psychology is part of the Jungian psychology movement started by Carl Jung (1875-1961) and his followers. It is founded by Carl Jung and derived from Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis. It is a Psychoanalysis that has the concept of libido or life energy as the dominant force. Its aim is to seek the personal experience of the inner most forces and motivations underlying human behavior. It is

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    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Scientific Method

    Scientific Method

    The scientific method is a process in which you form a hypothesis from a question that needs to be attempted to solve. To answer the question you make predictions, followed by testing your predictions and interpreting your results. One question I would like to test is if using tanning beds in your teens, two to three times a week will cause skin cancer. In this case the hypothesis would be that “I believe that using

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Seafood and Depression

    Seafood and Depression

    Seafood and Depression There have been studies that conclude that there is some relationship between food intake and mental health. The stress you endure, and how you deal with it differs in many ways. There is evidence that the more seafood college students eat the lower level of depression they experience. Researchers have two different inventories for depression. The Beck Depression Inventory is a leading depression inventory, and the new inventory is the Wilsonson's Depression

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Monika
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