These many factors include: genetics- schizophrenia is up to 80% heritable (Picker, Psychiatric Times), prenatal complications, slower fetal growth, which sometimes indicates cerebral atrophy, hypoxia near the time of birth, prenatal infections, childhood infections, childhood antecedents, substance abuse, and life experiences. The thing about schizophrenia is that it is a psychological disorder, so it’s going to depend on the brain. There are so many things that could go wrong in the brain during daily activities, it’s a wonder not everybody has a psychological problem. If you hit your head falling off a ladder, that could cause an injury to the brain that could completely debilitate an otherwise perfectly healthy individual. There is slight evidence to linkage between celiac disease patients and schizophrenia patients.
Schizophrenia is a complex disorder of the brain, which is incurable but treatable to live a close to a normal life. There are different types of schizophrenia and they each have different symptoms and affect a person's life in different ways. Schizophrenia is a disease that ebbs and flows, which means that the people with the disease have acute periods called relapses. This is when a person with schizophrenia experiences a number of sensations that are an addition to their usual feelings, and because they are additions, they are called "positive symptoms." The term "positive symptoms" does not mean it is positive in the sense that it is wanted or a positive thing to have.
Quasi-experimental designs I feel are appropriate and acceptable. One would not need to assign pathogenic features to anyone, instead the researcher would already have a hold of pathogenic individuals to compare to a control group. A quasi-experiment may not be very informative of the casual explanation of the etiology of a mental disease, but it is a step forward in the quest to find some relevant information about a disease, disorder, or
Symptoms of this mental illness are hallucinations, delusions, fumble of speech/behavior, decrease in emotional expression, and decrease in motivation (Queensland Government 2011). Such an illness occurs mostly in later teens and early twenties with a likelihood of being more severe in men. They are caused by environmental factors, prenatal infection, an abuse of drugs, etc. As stated in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of Brain In People At High Risk Of Developing Schizophrenia, brain imaging technologies have brought light to the multifactorial disord... ... middle of paper ... ...elation between biological factors and behavior. However, the two main brain imaging technologies used when dealing with the neural defect of schizophrenia, are MRI and PET scans.
Causes The causes of schizophrenia are still under debate. A chemical imbalance in the brain seems to play a role, but the reason for the imbalance remains unclear. It is known that you're a bit more likely to become schizophrenic if you have a family member with the illness. Stress does not cause schizophrenia, but can make the symptoms worse. Signs/Symptoms Schizophrenia usually develops gradually, although onset can be sudden.
Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder which causes people with this disorder to misinterpret reality. It is one of the top ten causes of long-term disability. Schizophrenia patients may hear voices that may not be there, they will believe that people are out to harm them, reading their minds, and controlling their thoughts. Because they have these feelings a person can become withdrawn and paranoid. The name schizophrenia leads us to believe that the illness causes a person to have a split personality.
Schizophrenia is a devastating and costly mental disorder that affects 1% of population worldwide. Patients manifest clusters of positive, negative and cognitive symptoms in early twenties and are often left with life-long severe mental disability and social stigma. Cognitive deficits in patients with schizophrenia are considered core symptoms of this disorder, and can manifest at the initial stage (Elvevåg and Goldberg, 2000). Atypical antipsychotics ameliorate positive symptoms but may only modestly improve cognitive symptoms (Richelson, 2010). In addition to this, some of the typical antipsychotics are even have deteriorative effects on cognitive symptoms (Heaton and Crowley 1981).
Schizophrenia It is a frightening disorder that strikes about one percent of the world population. It surfaces most frequently during puberty and has the potential to forever destroy the lives of the people who are unfortunate enough to be its victim. The disorder is schizophrenia and it manifests itself by disturbing normal psychiatric behavior. The symptoms of schizophrenia are characterized by both positive and negative symptoms. Positive symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, and other unusual or disorganized behavior.
Schizophrenia is characterized by a broad range of unusual behaviors that cause disruption in the lives of the people living with it, as well as the people that surround them. Schizophrenia can occur in anyone no matter race, gender, or social class. (Bengston, 2013) Scientist have known that schizophrenia runs in the family. The illness occurs in 1 percent of the population, but it occurs to 10 percent of people who have an immediate family member with the condition. The risk is highest with identical twins if one has the condition then there is a 45 to 60 percent chance t... ... middle of paper ... ...does it affect them but their family members as well.
This classification is further characterized by ... ... middle of paper ... ...ts for one category, and is more likely that they will display a few symptoms of each, or bounce between the categories. And like it is hard to categorize Schizophrenic patients it is difficult to pinpoint what may cause the disease. Currently scientists believe that while some people may have a hereditary disposition to develop Schizophrenia due to the make-up of their brains it is also likely to occur in those with no chemical disposition if they have been exposed to the correct stresses. Works Cited Coon, Dennis, and John O. Mitterer. Introduction to Psycology.