What Is Schizophrenia

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What Is Schizophrenia


-Hallucinations: people who have schizophrenia usually believe people or things are really there. They usually hear voices or sounds telling them to do things that could be good things or bad things.-Delusions: involve a fixed belief in something that is not true. The people who have schizophrenia may also feel as in objects are sending messages to them. For example, a child with schizophrenia may think that the tv is sending them a message.-Changes in behavior: people who have schizophrenia can feel different about the things we do, that we have no problem with but to them it could be harder to do. For example, a child may find it difficult to bathe, attend school, or even communicate, but to us those are just some things we do everyday.


Symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions usually start between ages 16 and 30.

INFORMATION/ PICTURES FROM:-http://www2.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=By_Illness&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=168518-www.highlandhosp.com-http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/schizophrenia/index.shtml-chrisdavies09.wordpress.com-http://www.webmd.com/-http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-causes-schizophrenia/000715-http://www.sharecare.com/-www.humanillnesses.com

Studies show, schizophrenia, effects African Americans and Latino children and adolescents


Although not yet certain, that the disorder is associated with some imbalance of the complex, interrelated chemical systems of the brain

Only 1 in 40,000 children would end up with Schizophrenia. Most of the symptoms will show up before the age of 13.


What do people use for help?-Medication.-Family therapy-support services-Hospitalization

In many cases, friends and family members provide care for people with schizophrenia. Sometimes this experience can be very challenging and can affect many areas of the caregivers' lives, particularly their ability to keep working.

-Educate yourself: learn more about the topic so you can get an understanding of what they are going through. -Reduce stress: don't put too much pressure on the person suffering through Schizophrenia. -Set Goals: make goals so the person who has Schizophrenia can help themselves and help others.

Men and women have an equal lifetime risk for schizophrenia. However, schizophrenia tends to strike women 3-4 years later than men

WHAT HELPS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA?-antipsychotics-antipsychotic haloperidol or,Hadol.-Seroquel-Latuda

People with Schizophrenia could experience days where they feel happy but they could also feel mad quickly just like the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder.

- in this chart it shows more males had to be hospitalized then females.-in ages 35-39, males had to be hospitalized at 183,000.- most women had to be hospitalized at the age of 45,49 with a total of around 125,000 women. - this chart was in the years of 1999-2000 so it wasn't that recent. - kids at the age 1-9 did not need to be hospitalized.

Specific genes have been shown to influence the risk for developing schizophrenia.

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There are different types of Schizophrenia:- paranoid schizophrenia-disorganized schizophrenia-catatonic schizophrenia-undifferentiated schizophrenia-residual schizophrenia.

Some negative symptoms of schizophrenia are:- reduced speech-reduced energy-lack of motivation-lack of emotion.


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