P11W10+Lect14post

P11W10+Lect14post - Session Outline - 3/2/10 The "Big...

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Session Outline -- 3/2/10 The “Big Two” Mental Disorders Schizophrenia Some Facts Subtypes Etiology (causation) Depression Some Facts Unipolar vs. Bipolar Disorder Etiology Depression & Cognition
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Clicker Question Who is most likely to be violent? A = “Normal” Person B = Depressed Person C = Schizophrenic Person
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Schizophrenia: A Dangerous Myth What comes to mind when you think about a schizophrenic? Public greatly exaggerates link between mental illness and violence 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Likely to be Violent Trouble Depress Schiz Pescosolido et al. (1996) % Americans deeming vignette person likely violent
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Schizophrenia: Facts “Cancer” of mental illness Disrupts thoughts, emotions, relationships 1% of population 50% hospital beds Age of onset Late teens/early 20’s But subtle social signs may be seen in children (Walker’s home movie research) Prognosis 25% recover 50% function with symptoms 15% long-term hospitalization 10% suicide “Preschizophrenic” Children More negative faces Less positive faces Odd motor patterns
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Positive Symptoms (psychosis) Delusions -- reference, grandiosity Hallucinations -- sensory delusions Negative Symptoms -- “flat” affect
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P11W10+Lect14post - Session Outline - 3/2/10 The "Big...

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