Schizophrenia

Cameron Bogan & Tyler Long

2 facts

  1. It is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder.
  2. People with schizophrenia don't make sense when they speak.

myth

The word schizophrenia means "split mind". Which is a false myth because it is actually a psychotic disorder.

1 statistic

The illness occurs in 1% of population, but it occurs in 10% of people who have a first-degree relative with the disorder such as parent,brother,or sister.

Age of on-set

First- degree relative with the disorder, such as a parent, brother, or sister. Also affects men and women equally.

Signs and Symptons

Positive Symptoms: Movement disorders may appear as a agitated body movements. Catatonia is rare, today but was more common when treatment for schizophrenia was not available. Negative Symptoms: One of the systems are speaking little, even when forced to interact. Also lack of pleasure in every day life.
Cognitive Symptoms: one of the symptoms is trouble focusing or paying attention.

Treatments

Medications include: Fluphenazine (Prolixin), Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)

Causes

Runs in families, Imbalance in brain chemicals play a role in schizophrenia.

Types or Related Disorders

Substance abuse,addiction to nicotine.