Schizophrenia

Michael Hymes

Who Has It?

About 1% of Americans have this illness.

Schizophrenia affects men and women equally. it usually starts between ages 16 and 30. Men tend to experience symptoms a little earlier than women. Most of the time, people do not get schizophrenia after age 45.

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Drugs That Help with Schizophrenia


  • Risperidone (Risperdal)
  • Olanzapine (Zyprexa)
  • Quetiapine (Seroquel)
  • Ziprasidone (Geodon)
  • Aripiprazole (Abilify)
  • Paliperidone (Invega).
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Negative symptoms are associated with disruptions to normal emotions and behaviors

-"Flat affect" (a person's face does not move or he or she talks in a dull or monotonous voice)

  • -Lack of pleasure in everyday life
  • -Lack of ability to begin and sustain planned activities
  • -Speaking little, even when forced to interact.
  • Positive symptoms are psychotic behaviors not seen in healthy people.

    1. Hallucinations
    2. Delusions
    3. Thought disorders
    4. Movement disorders