schizophrenia BIO project.pptx - SCHIZOPHRENIA PRESENTATION BY NYARAH THOMPSON A&P What Is Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a chronic severe disease

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What Is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe disease affecting the Central Nervous System. Approximately 1 percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime – more than 2 million Americans suffer from the illness in a given year. (Spearing, 2002) Schizophrenia affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts.
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Symptoms of Schizophrenia The symptoms of Schizophrenia are easily recognized, simply because they stand out from a person’s usual or normal behavior. In order for a person to be diagnosed with schizophrenia they must suffer from 2 or more of the following: Delusions Hallucinations Hostility/ chaotic behavior Depression Lack of emotional expression Incoherent speech and problems in their behavior
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What exactly causes Schizophrenia? Genetics (hereditary) Biology (abnormalities in the brain) Viral infections/ immune disorders Substance abuse (cocaine, amphetamines, and marijuana can
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