Schizophrenia

By: Lisette Orozco

Characteristics

  • Delusions
  • Paranoid Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Don't express emotions

THE BRAIN

Fluid-filled spaces in the brain are enlarged in the schizophrenic brain.

More fluid indicates less room for other structures of the brain.

Dopamine, serotonin, and glutamate affect emotions.

Less blood flow makes for impaired judgement when: thinking, reasoning, feeling and telling the body what to do.

Types of Schizophrenia

  • Paranoid Schizophrenia: Most common
  • Disorganized Schizophrenia: Disoriented thought process
  • Catatonic Schizophrenia: Disturbance in movement
  • Undifferentiated Schizophrenia: Insufficient information to classify information
  • Residual Schizophrenia: Decaying symptoms

Physical, Social, and Cognitive

Emotional: can't display joy, desireless, detached from own body, and hypersensitivity to criticism

Physical: blank expressions, overly acute senses, staring, clumsy, and unusual eye movements.

Cognative: making up words, jumble words, and no logic



Behavioral Characteristics

Irritability

Emotional

Blank face

Do not make sense when speaking

Can't control emotions

Classroom Modification

Taught to help raise their IQ

  • Graphic organizers
  • Comprehension checks
  • Visual maps
  • Creating worksheets to help organize their thoughts
  • Acronyms

Summary of Dissorder

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that only affects 1-2% of all people. It is a disorder that causes delusions and hallucinations. Seeing things that are not real and creating an alternate world is common among patients. These patients are often irrational and have no logic behind the way they act and blame people in their hallucinations for their own actions.
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