A Breakdown of Schizophrenia

This video outlines the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and pathology of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is defined as a fragmented pattern of thinking, with different patients experiencing a wide array of different symptoms, which are described as positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. The video outlines detailed examples of each. Those with schizophrenia also go through 3 different phases being the prodromal phase, active phase, and residual phase. To be diagnosed with schizophrenia, patients have to be diagnosed with at least 2 of the following: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, disorganized/catatonic behavior, or negative symptoms. To be diagnosed with schizophrenia, one of them has to be either delusions, hallucinations, or disorganized speech. These signs must be ongoing for at least 6 months, with at least 1 month of active symptoms and cannot be attributable to another condition. The cause of schizophrenia is not entirely known, but there is ongoing research on possible genetic, environmental, and epidemiologic factors. Treatment of schizophrenia can be complicated and may require help from several different disciplines.

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Osmosis. Schizophrenia – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology. YouTube. Published March 8, 2016. Accessed May 31, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PURvJV2SMso

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