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Post  StephanieWun on Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:38 pm

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Source 1 ("What Is Schizophrenia?" /What Is Schizophrenia?/ John Hopkins Medicine, n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2012. web.): Mental illness is something that has been around for thousands of years. At one point in time, people who were thought to be “abnormal” were all treated the exact same. Early Theories supported the idea that mental disorders were caused by evil possession of the body and could be treated only by exorcism. One of the first to categorize mental disorders into different groups was the German physician, Emil Kraepelin. He used the expression "dementia praecox" for individuals who had symptoms that we now associate with schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that usually beings to occur in adolescence or early adulthood. An individual with schizophrenia can experience many different symptoms, which include signs of delusions, hallucinations, bizarre behavior, disorganized speech, “negative sympotoms” and decline in their level of functioning. Just as different people with schizophrenia can have different symptoms, the effective treatment for each person is different. These treatments include: medication, education, individual/group and family therapy, hospitalization, support groups and residential, day-treatment and vocational programs.
Source 2 ("Schizophrenia." : /Signs, Symptoms, Types, Causes, and Effects/. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2012. web.): Schizophrenia is a disorder that makes it difficult to distinguish between what is real and unreal, think clearly, manage emotions, relate to others, and function normally. Even though schizophrenia can be a very serious disorder, it can be managed. The first step is to identify the signs and symptoms. The second step is to seek help without delay and the third is to stick with the treatment. With the right treatment and support, a person with schizophrenia can lead a happy, fulfilling life. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person acts, thinks, and sees the world. Individuals with schizophrenia have an altered perception of reality, often a significant loss of contact with reality. Sometimes individuals may see or hear things that don’t exist, speak in strange or confusing ways, believe that others are trying to harm them, or feel like they’re being constantly watched. There can be environmental causes or abnormal brain structures that can cause the disorder in an individual.
Source 3 ("Neuroscience for Kids - Schizophrenia." Neuroscience for Kids - Schizophrenia. Washington University, n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. Web.): Schizophrenia is a genetic order and for a long time, no one knew what the difference in the brain between a “normal” person and a person with schizophrenia. Later, neurologists came to the conclusion that schizophrenic brains have larger than normal lateral ventricles. This article also describes and talks about many things that were discussed and analyzed in the sources above.



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Post  adamlowe on Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:57 pm

Several good sources here, what is your question going to be? Just what is the disease? Just make sure it is very clear as to what your are trying to figure out and plan your sources accordingly to that.

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Post  AustinTri on Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:55 pm

This is a really good start, but the thing I don't get is the question, you do not have a definite one. Make sure the reader know what you're arguing for and be able to back up why you're arguing for this.

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