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1 By: Logan Peterson & Matthew Barnett

2  A delusion is a belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary. Unlike hallucinations, delusions are always pathological (the result of an illness or illness process) 

3  Very little is actually known about what is different in the brain that has a mental illness  However “Science is rapidly developing new research techniques to help them understand how the brain of people with mental disorders is different from a healthy brain.”  Mental Health and Brain Research. elibrary, Web. 4/12/12

4  Capgras Delusion  Schizophrenia  Lycanthropy  Apotemnophilia  Cotards Syndrome  Fregolis Syndrome

5  You think people close to you have been replaced with imposters  Think that you yourself are an imposter  uk.com/x_new_site/DSM_IV/capgras_syndro me.html, /12/12 uk.com/x_new_site/DSM_IV/capgras_syndro me.html

6  Brain damage from strokes or similar incidents  About 35% of cases are natural  Failure of normal recognition processes  uk.com/x_new_site/DSM_IV/capgras_syndro me.html, /12/12 uk.com/x_new_site/DSM_IV/capgras_syndro me.html

7  Difficult to think logically, have normal emotions  Schizophrenia actually isn’t a split personality disorder  Not known what causes it  Although it is thought to have to with genes.  /PMH /, /12/12 /PMH /

8  Irritable or tense feeling  Difficulty sleeping  Difficulty concentrating  As the illness continues, problems with thinking, emotions and behavior develop, including:  Lack of emotion (flat affect)  Strongly held beliefs that are not based in reality (delusions)  Hearing or seeing things that are not there (hallucinations)  Problems paying attention  Thoughts "jump" between unrelated topics ( “loose associations”)  Bizarre behaviors  Social isolation

9  “defined as the mental state of a man or woman where he/she thinks of his/herself as an animal, particularly a wolf”  Seems like more of a myth that actual disease  Associated with witchcraft  ophy.htm, /12/12 ophy.htm

10  The desire to amputate a perfectly functional limb  Frequently connected to sexual desires  The cause of Apotemnophelia is still unknown  Depression is the main symptom of Apotemnophelia  /12/12

11  Very rare disorder  People believe that they are a walking corpse  There really are not very many consistent symptoms and causes are not known  n, /12/12 n

12  Rare disorder  The person believes different people are just one person with many disguises  It is often associated with paranoia  Believed to be caused by a breakdown in face perception  n, /12/12 n

13  delusions  visual memory deficit  deficit in self-monitoring  deficit in self-awareness  hallucinations  deficit in executive functions  deficit in cognitive flexibility  history of seizure activity  epileptogenic activity  /12/12

14  Traumatic brain injury  Levodopa Treatement (medicine used to treat Parkinsons disease)  Fusiform Gyrus  Abnormal P300  n, /12/12 n

15   Mental Health and Brain Research. elibrary, Web. 4/12/12  uk.com/x_new_site/DSM_IV/capgras_syndrome.html, /12/12 uk.com/x_new_site/DSM_IV/capgras_syndrome.html  /12/12  /12/12  /12/12  /12/12  /12/12  /12/12  /12/12


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