Presentation on theme: "Schizophrenia A presentation by Zahra and Katharina By Zahra Syed and Katharina Michelson."— Presentation transcript:
Schizophrenia A presentation by Zahra and Katharina By Zahra Syed and Katharina Michelson
What is Schizophrenia? a severe form of mental illness affecting about 7 per thousand of the adult population, mostly in the age group years.
Symptoms Positive: -Delusions -Hallucinations -Thought disorder -Disorganised Behaviour Negative: -Loss of interest in everydays life -Lack of emotion/ motivation -Social withdrawal Cognitive: -problems with making sense of information -difficulty paying attention
Relative risk of schizophrenia depending upon month of birth
Differences in MRI scans
Age at onset v gender
Treatment Antipsychotic medication Antidepressant drugs Mood stabilizer -> 1 st generation antipsychotics: negative effects are not so well treated -> 2 nd generation antipsychotics: positive effects are not so well treated
Overcoming Stigma Irsinnig menschlich e.V Verein School project: Verrückt ! Na und ?