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  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia- A Dysfunction of the Brain: Why They Can’t Help Their Behavior Schizophrenia is a serious and chronic mental illness that affects one person in a hundred at some point in their life. It can start at any age but most commonly begins in the late teens or early twenties for men and mid twenties to mid thirties for women. Women and men are diagnosed with this illness equally throughout the world. A person with

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Mike
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    This movie on Schizophrenia relates a lot with what we are currently doing in class, because we are talking about Schizophrenia and everything that comes along with it. It was really surprising to hear that only 10% of people with Schizophrenia will need to be hospitalized throughout their lives, I always thought it was around 30% or higher. It was also really shocking to hear that only 1% of Americans will develop Schizophrenia in their

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. It is very difficult for the person to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences, to think logically, to express feelings, or to behave appropriately. People with schizophrenia may hear internal voices not heard by others or may see things that are not really there. These experiences can seem threatening and can make them fearful and withdrawn. They

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Anna
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    INTRODUCTION Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness. Patients experience progressive personality changes and a breakdown in their relationships with the outside world. They have disorganized and abnormal thinking, behaviour and language and become emotionally unresponsive or withdrawn. “The first signs, usually only noticed in looking back on events, are likely to include an unexpected withdrawal of the degree or type of contact that the person used to have with family or school. The person seems

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Yan
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    SCHIZOPHRENIA Schizophrenia, from the Greek word meaning “split mind”, is a mental disorder that causes complete fragmentation in the processes of the mind. Contrary to common belief, schizophrenia does not refer to a person with a split personality or multiple personalities, but rather to a condition which affects the person’s movement, language, and thinking skills. The question of whether schizophrenia is a disease or collection of socially learned actions is still a question in people’

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    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    Positive Symptoms and Negative Symptoms of schizophrenia. Discuss at least two of each and the difference between positive and negative symptoms. Positive symptoms reflect an excess or distortion of normal functioning. Positive symptoms include delusions (false beliefs), hallucinations (false perceptions), and severely disorganized thought processes, speech, and behavior. A delusion is a false belief that persists in spite of compelling contradictory evidence. The delusional person ignores any evidence that contradicts his erroneous beliefs, and often

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    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Mike
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia or Sz is one of the most destructive illnesses known to man, although not that much has actually been known about it since recent progressive research. It usually hits at the most crucial point in a persons life, soon after high school, when a person is beginning to become independant and forming a life for themselves. Sz has many different forms and faces, but also has very predictable symptoms and progression and although the

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Steve
  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic, and often disabling brain disease. While the term Schizophrenia literally means, "split mind," it should not be confused with a "split," or multiple, personality. It is more accurately described as a psychosis -- a type of illness that causes severe mental disturbances that disrupt normal thought, speech, and behavior. The first signs of schizophrenia usually appear as shocking or radical changes in behavior. Others may have severe psychotic symptoms

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    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Steve
  • 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
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