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1 Schizophrenia A presentation by Zahra and Katharina By Zahra Syed and Katharina Michelson

2 What is Schizophrenia? a severe form of mental illness affecting about 7 per thousand of the adult population, mostly in the age group years.

3 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

4 Causes- genetic

5 Causes- environmental

6 Relative risk of schizophrenia depending upon month of birth

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9 Differences in MRI scans

10 Age at onset v gender

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14 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

15 Overcoming Stigma Irsinnig menschlich e.V Verein School project: Verrückt ! Na und ?

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