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Schizophrenia | Overview & Symptoms

General overview of schizophrenia including some symptoms and how they apply to me. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by impairment in thought...
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The woman in this video does a great job of presenting facts about schizophrenia and then confirming them and relating them to her own life. The woman talks about the same symptoms that I learned about through the text, little to no control over emotions, no recognition over whats real and whats not real, hallucinations, paranoid, etc. (Lilienfeld, 2010) In this video the woman talked about how when she started seeing signs of schizophrenia and when she was diagnosed she felt alone, but in reality nearly 1 in 100 people develop schizophrenia, which is estimated to be 24 million people worldwide who have this dreaded disorder (Lilenfeld, 2010) It was also interesting listening to her stories because she helped to debunk the myth that people with schizophrenia have multiple personalities (Meyers, 2014) during her video as she went over her symptoms she never once mentioned having multiple personalities. She did however, say that she would hear voices and see people, but it was never referred to as a split personality. 

I feel that this is a very reliable source because these facts and stories are coming from a person that personally suffers from this disorder and all the facts that she stated match up perfectly with the text. (Lililenfeld,2010) In her video she discusses two different types of schizophrenia, paranoid and disorganized. Paranoid schizophrenia is when you see hallucinations and have a hard time discerning between appropriate behavior and emotion. Disorganized schizophrenia has to do with disorganized speech, having trouble speaking, and controlling emotions. This video could really help someone with understanding schizophrenia as well as hearing the stories about what its like living with this disorder. She mentioned about she can't live alone and how she is extremely paranoid and trusts no one. She described it as living in a nightmare.

This scoop does not account for the influence of gender and sexual orientation.

 

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Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring psychology in modules: With updates on DSM-5.  New York: Worth.

 

Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S.J., Ruscio, J., & Beyerstein, B.   (2010). 50 great myths of popular psychology: Shattering

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I have Paranoid Schizophrenia

This is a film i made about my experience of having Paranoid Schizophrenia with help from the Bethlem Hospital London (Apologies for using the inappropriate ...
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The scoop is a real life example about the information that I previously read about in my text. (Lilienfeld, 2010) The woman in the video talked about the instances that she experienced severe hallucinations and delusions, which are both symptoms of schizophrenia. In the Meyers text I read about how even though schizophrenia differers sharply from DID (dissociative identity disorder) they are often times mistaken for one another because of some similarities. (Meyers, 2014) The reason I bring this up, is because the woman telling her story in the video displayed symptoms of both disorders.

This video is a very credible source because it is  a first hand account from a paranoid schizophrenic. The woman in the video has paranoid schizophrenia and she talks about her experiences living with the disorder, she tells her stories, and talks about the medication that she has to take to control her symptoms and to keep herself and others safe. She also tells stories about the things that she's done because of the disorder she has.

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References :

 

Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring psychology in modules: With updates on DSM-5.  New York: Worth.

 

Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S.J., Ruscio, J., & Beyerstein, B.   (2010). 50 great myths of popular psychology: Shattering

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Schizophrenia & Dissociative Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #32

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This video did an incredible job of touching on almost every aspect of this disorder from who it effects, to how it effects people, and the different types. In the beginning of this video the man stated that the meaning of the word schizophrenia is actually "split-mind" but he also talked about how this has actually nothing to do with schizophrenia but with DID (dissociative identity disorder) which is exactly what we learned about through Meyers text (Meyers, 2014) The book and this video both presented the same info and went hand in hand with debunking the common myth that people with schizophrenia have multiple personalities. (Meyers, 2014) This video talked about how this disorder effects both men and women. It was found that about 60 percent of the people diagnosed with some type of schizophrenia are actually male. (Lilienfeld, 2010)

This is a good, credible source because the information that he presented in this video can be backed by the text books and many credible websites and research articles. In the video he stated some of the symptoms of schizophrenia being "loss of contact with reality" disorganized thought and speech, which makes communicating with some of these people every difficult. People with this disorder have frequent delusions and crazy thoughts. In the video he used the example of someone thinking they were the queen of England or had just won a gold medal. People with this disease believe that their thoughts and actions are being controlled by an outside source. 

This video did account for gender differences, it talked about how this disorder effects both men and women and often times effects more men than it does women. 

 

References:

 

Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring psychology in modules: With updates on DSM-5.  New York: Worth.

 

Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S.J., Ruscio, J., & Beyerstein, B.   (2010). 50 great myths of popular psychology: Shattering


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Four Patients with Schizophrenia

Some schizophrenia symptoms, diagnostic criteria, etc.
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Understanding Childhood Onset Schizophrenia (COS) and 5 Warning Signs

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Are you the parent of a child or adolescent who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia or some type of psychotic disorder? If so, you are not alone.
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Schizophrenia | Overview & Symptoms

General overview of schizophrenia including some symptoms and how they apply to me. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by impairment in thought...
Abigail Black's insight:

The woman in this video does a great job of presenting facts about schizophrenia and then confirming them and relating them to her own life. The woman talks about the same symptoms that I learned about through the text, little to no control over emotions, no recognition over whats real and whats not real, hallucinations, paranoid, etc. (Lilienfeld, 2010) In this video the woman talked about how when she started seeing signs of schizophrenia and when she was diagnosed she felt alone, but in reality nearly 1 in 100 people develop schizophrenia, which is estimated to be 24 million people worldwide who have this dreaded disorder (Lilenfeld, 2010) It was also interesting listening to her stories because she helped to debunk the myth that people with schizophrenia have multiple personalities (Meyers, 2014) during her video as she went over her symptoms she never once mentioned having multiple personalities. She did however, say that she would hear voices and see people, but it was never referred to as a split personality. 

I feel that this is a very reliable source because these facts and stories are coming from a person that personally suffers from this disorder and all the facts that she stated match up perfectly with the text. (Lililenfeld,2010) In her video she discusses two different types of schizophrenia, paranoid and disorganized. Paranoid schizophrenia is when you see hallucinations and have a hard time discerning between appropriate behavior and emotion. Disorganized schizophrenia has to do with disorganized speech, having trouble speaking, and controlling emotions. This video could really help someone with understanding schizophrenia as well as hearing the stories about what its like living with this disorder. She mentioned about she can't live alone and how she is extremely paranoid and trusts no one. She described it as living in a nightmare.

This scoop does not account for the influence of gender and sexual orientation.

 

Rerferences:

 

Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring psychology in modules: With updates on DSM-5.  New York: Worth.

 

Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S.J., Ruscio, J., & Beyerstein, B.   (2010). 50 great myths of popular psychology: Shattering

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[VIDEO - ANIMATION] Meet Mark, Mark has schizophrenia

Mark stops taking his medication.Create your own ending to the film at www.schizophrenia24x7.com...

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This video was short but did a great job of depicting the symptoms of schizophrenia and touched on things that can be done with help people with this disorder, such as, taking their medication and being aware that there are people and resources that can help them. This video depicted some delusions, which are false beliefs of reality (Lilienfeld, 2010) 

This video is a reasonable source of showing what its like for a schizophrenic and depicted very well the symptoms of this disorder. It stated how sometimes people are okay with this order, but can spiral out of control in an instance. It showed how the anxiety can cause distance between people and those that they care about. 

The stick figure in this video was a boy but did not account for how the disorder effects men and women. There was no account for gender differences or sexual orientation. 

 

References:

 

Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S.J., Ruscio, J., & Beyerstein, B.   (2010). 50 great myths of popular psychology: Shattering 

 

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Jessica James's curator insight, December 10, 2014 12:00 AM

1. This was an effective simple way to describe schizophrenia. It is fun to watch but also informative.

2. They say that Mark stopped taking his meds and sometimes he's okay when he doesn't but sometimes it gets bad. That suggests that the meds do help (Tartakovsky, 2010). It also shows him hallucinating a wolf chasing him and a whale eating him. That correlates with what Myers (2014) says, that schizophrenia can lead to hallucinations and anxiety about things that only the victim of the illness can see or feel (Myers, 2014).

3. There was no diversity that was addressed in this video.

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Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring psychology in modules: With dsm5 update. S.l.: Worth Pub.

 

Tartakovsky, M. (2010). Illuminating 13 Myths of Schizophrenia. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 30, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/illuminating-13-myths-of-schizophrenia/0002709

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Meet "Seven" | Born Schizophrenic

Jani's friend Briana introduces us to one of her hallucinations, Seven. Watch more videos at http://health.discovery.com#mkcpgn=yfit1
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I think that this video might be a little contradictory to what I read about it Meyers text about the common myth that people with schizophrenia have multiple personalities. (Meyers, 2014) The reason I think this is because in the video the mom says that she doesn't know what version of her child she's going to get that day. She also talks about how when her daughter has one of her episodes, its not her daughter hitting her its "7" who is a completely different person than her daughter and when her daughter goes back to being herself she doesn't remember what "7" did. I think that in this case her daughter has more dissociative identity disorder rather than schizophrenia. In Meyers, it talks about how schizophrenia differs sharply from dissociative identity disorder, which deals more with multiple personalities. 

Even though I think this video is more about DID, the little girl in the video did also suffer from signs of schizophrenia. She talked about how she would tear about her skin because of the "spiders" crawling on her. She would also talk about the rats the were crawling all over the floor. People with schizophrenia may experience hallucinations, exhibit inappropriate behavior,  tears, and rage. (Lilienfeld, 2010) All of these symptoms were shown in this video. 

This video did not account for the influence of gender and sexual orientation. 

 

References:


Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring psychology in modules: With updates on DSM-5.  New York: Worth.

 

Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S.J., Ruscio, J., & Beyerstein, B.   (2010). 50 great myths of popular psychology: Shattering

 

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Can Talk Therapy Help Persons with Schizophrenia?

Can Talk Therapy Help Persons with Schizophrenia? | Schizophrenia | Scoop.it
Cognitive therapy and schizophrenia.

Via Dimitris Agorastos
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This was a very interesting article about schizophrenia that explored different options and solutions to help people cope and live with the disorder of schizophrenia. It talked about and listed many of the symptoms that are also listed in the text book. (Lilienfeld, 2010) This article talked about how many people with this disorder don't realize that their thinking is abnormal and that they need to help and often times these people abuse street drugs to try and cope with what they are experiencing instead of seeking professional help. The article discussed a study done that showed that talk therapy can significantly help people with schizophrenia. It can help them to get the voices out of their head and have someone to try and make sense of what is going on with them. This also helps them to realize that their thinking isn't normal and talk therapy helps them and improves their symptoms. 

This is a very credible article because it comes from a very credible website with good information. (psychologytoday.com)

This article does account for gender differences because the study that was discussed in the article was performed on men and women. 

 

References:

 

psychologytoday.com

 

Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S.J., Ruscio, J., & Beyerstein, B.   (2010). 50 great myths of popular psychology: Shattering 

 

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Sherokee Stuckey's curator insight, March 25, 2014 12:04 AM

This was interesting to read cause we talked about it in class and our textbook talked about it.