Schizophrenia - Bryan Gastelle Maier One patient featured...

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Bryan Gastelle Maier 9/17/2007 One patient featured in the Bellevue video that caught my attention was the woman with schizophrenia. It was clear that her illness was seriously affecting her life; her glasses were in shambles and most likely did not even work. It was apparent that she had been paying very little attention to her dental hygiene. Running down her mouth was what appeared to be dried up chocolate, another visual sign that she had little concern towards her appearance and image in other people’s minds. Typically schizophrenia is associated with delusions and hallucinations. Less known symptoms are thought disorder, a flat affect, social withdrawal, lack of motivation, and difficulty in planning. (LONI, 2004) Schizophrenia has been known to develop during late adolescence to early adult hood in most cases. Biologically the disorder is associated with an over abundance of a neurotransmitter known as dopamine in the brain.
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