<br/> -If you were to be diagnosed with schizophrenia today, imagine
how your life would change. Go through a "typical" day and discuss your current routine and how a diagnosis like schizophrenia would impact you and your loved ones. Make sure to reference specific symptoms or challenges discussed in the text.
-Obviously hallucinations are a symptom of schizophrenia but, why is it positive that someone is experiencing hallucinations?
-What is the percentage of people diagnosed with Schizophrenia who are able to live completely on their own without family help?
-Do you think therapy would work effectively for schizophrenia patients?
-Do you think negative symptoms would be more difficult to handle rather than positive symptoms with schizophrenia?
-Discuss the similarities and differences in how schizophrenia presents in different cultures and genders. How does research support a biological or genetic view of schizophrenia?
-How does research support a stress or environmental view of the disorder? What information indicates that schizophrenia is a disorder based on biology and what information indicates that it is grounded in environment?
-Which view do you find to be the strongest? Support your rationale
-How might biological factors and/or environmental factors guide treatment?
-Discuss the possible ethical and legal considerations related to diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia. In particular, what factors or symptoms might affect patient consent, privacy/confidentiality and duty to warn?
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