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How much do you know about Schizophrenia? - October 9th 2012, 08:06 PM


For a research project I am doing, I am trying to show the differences between what schizophrenia truly is, and what the perception of schizophrenia is.

If you have an extra second, if you could just saw in a few sentences what you think schizophrenia means, symptoms, and anything related to it, that would be awesome!


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Re: How much do you know about Schizophrenia? - October 10th 2012, 04:53 AM

I'd start with the etymology of the word, schizophrenia, which means split mind. Those who don't know much about schizophrenia may think it's a "split personality", when in fact it isn't. The symptoms can be all over the place, although most people believe hallucinations and/or delusions are always present, which is incorrect. It's possible for someone to have schizophrenia without either of these.

I don't know how much detail you want but when examining brain function (i.e. MRIs and fMRIs), it's clear that the brain structure is different in those with schizophrenia compared to controls. Some of these differences are specific to the actual symptoms, for example, those who have auditory hallucinations will have activity in their temporal lobes when there is no sound. As that happens, they report the hallucination, so the nervous system is different. Since all bodily organs are inter-connected, indirectly and directly, there are differences in terms of the entire person's physiology, although they generally aren't noticed. Some examples though would be catatonic schizophrenia and drug-induced schizophrenia.

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Re: How much do you know about Schizophrenia? - October 10th 2012, 10:38 AM

My flatmate is schizophrenic. Sometimes she hears voices, sometimes she gets really paranoid, and she's pretty chronically disorganised. I know that schizophrenia has both positive and negative symptoms - things that are extra, such as delusions and hallucinations, and things that are sort of less, such as emotional flattening. I know that some schizophrenics (thankfully my flatmate isn't one of them) experience catatonia, but I know very little about that.

I know that schizophrenia is NOT split personalities or multiple personalities.
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