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Truth about Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is perhaps the most mysterious and poorly understood mental disorder that is often misrepresented by popular media and literature. I often receive inquires from the clients who are worried that they might be developing this disorder.

Via Velvet Martin
Jessica James's insight:

1. This article is very resourceful for people who are dealing with someone who is schizophrenic. It lays out all the guidelines about the illness in a simple but accurate manner.

2. Everything that is said in this article correlates with the text books and websites. It talks about how the drugs are dangerous and increase your symptoms of schizophrenia. Myers (2014) says the same thing. It says that any drug that increases your dopamine level shouldn't be used when you have schizophrenia (Myers, 2014). This article also talks about the different things that can trigger schizophrenia. Myers (2014) says the same thing, that depression, stress or genetics can cause someone to suffer from schizophrenia (Myers, 2014). They also say that people that suffer from schizophrenia can get help through medications. Tartakovsky (2010) said the same thing; that the medications will help reduce hallucinations and bizarre behavior and help the patient to lead a normal life (Tartakovsky, 2010).

3. There was nothing in this article that addressed diversity. That seems to be a theme in all these articles.

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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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Gran's 'voices from God' killer held

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A man with paranoid schizophrenia is detained indefinitely for killing his step-grandmother at her care home near Bristol.
Jessica James's insight:

1. This article is another one that is a real life experience, but it is also on the news so you have to be careful about how much of the facts you take to heart because sometimes the news leaves out facts or only say what we they think we want to hear.

2. In this article Guest states that he heard voices in his head telling him to kill this woman. According to Myers (2014) this is a typical symptom  of schizophrenia called hallucination (Myers, 2014). Myers says that people will hear voices in their head, giving them orders (Myers, 2014). The one thing this article didn't state was that not everyone who suffers from schizophrenia is violent. This article gives the feeling that schizophrenia makes you a violent person. Tartakovsky (2010) gives a different idea of that. Tartakovsky says that if the person is on medication they can usually go on and lead a pretty normal life and a normal life suggests someone who isn't violent (Tartakovsky, 2010).

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

4.

Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring psychology in modules: With dsm5 update. S.I.: 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/0002790

 

 

 

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Double Murder Drawing Attention to Schizophrenia - NBC 7 San Diego

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A 22-year-old Point Loma man accused of killing his parents in cold blood struggled with paranoid schizophrenia, his sister told NBC 7.
Jessica James's insight:

1. This whole article is a real life experience. It shows how schizophrenia really does effect people in the world today.

2. One statement that the article made was spot on with a credible website about schizophrenia (Tartakovsky, 2010). In the article they said that just because someone has schizophrenia doesn't make them a violent person (Herrera, 2014). The website (Tartakovsky, 2010) makes it very clear that schizophrenia does not automatically make you a violent person. Only a small percentage of people diagnosed with schizophrenia are violent and dangerous (Tartakovsky, 2010). A lot of people believe that mentally ill people are violent because that is how they are portrayed in the movies (Lilienfeld, 2010). It is ironic that people think  this way because research suggests that over that past four years the percentage of murders committed by mentally ill individuals has decreased (Lilienfeld, 2010).

 3. This article did not address anything about diversity.

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Lilienfeld, S. O. (2010). 50 great myths of popular psychology: Shattering widespread misconceptions about human behavior. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.


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.
Jessica James's insight:

1. This is a real experience of a little girl who is struggling with schizophrenia. It is hard to know how much is commercialized because it is a YouTube video, so that is one thing to take into consideration.

2. In the video the little girl acts and behaves the same way Myers (2014) says someone with schizophrenia acts. Myers (2014) says that those who suffer from negative symptoms of schizophrenia have expressionless faces, and rigid bodies (Myers, 2014). This little girl seems to fit that description. It is beneficial that the mother in this video says that her daughter suffers from dissociative identity disorder because otherwise it would be contradicting schizophrenia. People believe that those who suffer from schizophrenia have multiple identities but that isn't the case, it's actually dissociative identity disorder, like the mother pointed out (Lilienfeld, 2010).

3. This video doesn't address diversity at all. Maybe it could be different for a little boy, but we don't know (Mote & Stuart, 2014).

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Lilienfeld, S. O. (2010). 50 great myths of popular psychology: Shattering widespread misconceptions about human behavior. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

 

 

Mote, J., Stuart, B. K., & Kring, A. M. (2014). Diminished emotion expressivity but not experience in men and women with schizophrenia. Journal Of Abnormal Psychology, 123(4), 796-801. doi:10.1037/abn0000006

 

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

 

 

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Scientists shocked to find antibiotics alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia

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A cheap antibiotic normally prescribed to teenagers for acne is to be tested as a treatment to alleviate the symptoms of psychosis in patients with schizophrenia, in a trial that could advance scientific understanding of the causes of mental illness.

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Danielle Riley's curator insight, April 17, 2014 5:05 PM

Highlights an interesting way of looking at mental illnesses as inflamations in the brain

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Study: Marijuana Does Not Worsen Schizophrenia | The Weed Blog

Study: Marijuana Does Not Worsen Schizophrenia | The Weed Blog | Schizophrenia | Scoop.it
schizophrenia cannabis Something that I hear Kevin Sabet allude to over and over is that marijuana use can cause schizophrenia, and that marijuana can worsen schizophrenia. Kevin Sabet is relying upon a study that has ...
Jessica James's insight:

1. The first thing you have to think about is the relativity of the study. How many other times has this been tested? Is it really reliable data? (Myers, 2014). You also have to take into account that the author of the blog says he is a marijuana activist, so there could be some kind of a bias in the data (Myers, 2014).

 2. The blogs information does not correlate with what the Myers text says. Myers says that drugs that increase dopamine increase and intensify the hallucinations (Myers, 2014). Marijuana is a drug that increases dopamine (Marijuana and Dopamine: The Science Behind It, 2014).

3. The study addresses diversity by stating that the majority of the participants were males from England so that could have changed the data (Marijuana Does Not Worsen Schizophrenia, 2014).

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

Marijuana Does Not Worsen Schizophrenia, Study Show. (2014, May 10). Retrieved from http://www.leafscience.com/2014/07/28/marijuana-worsen-schizophrenia-study-shows/

 

Marij     Marijuana and Dopamine: The Science Behind It. (2014, May 10). Retrieved from http://www.leafscience.com/2014/05/10/marijuana-dopamine-science/


 

 


 

 

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Truth about Schizophrenia

Truth about Schizophrenia | Schizophrenia | Scoop.it
Schizophrenia is perhaps the most mysterious and poorly understood mental disorder that is often misrepresented by popular media and literature. I often receive inquires from the clients who are worried that they might be developing this disorder.

Via Velvet Martin
Jessica James's insight:

1. This article is very resourceful for people who are dealing with someone who is schizophrenic. It lays out all the guidelines about the illness in a simple but accurate manner.

2. Everything that is said in this article correlates with the text books and websites. It talks about how the drugs are dangerous and increase your symptoms of schizophrenia. Myers (2014) says the same thing. It says that any drug that increases your dopamine level shouldn't be used when you have schizophrenia (Myers, 2014). This article also talks about the different things that can trigger schizophrenia. Myers (2014) says the same thing, that depression, stress or genetics can cause someone to suffer from schizophrenia (Myers, 2014). They also say that people that suffer from schizophrenia can get help through medications. Tartakovsky (2010) said the same thing; that the medications will help reduce hallucinations and bizarre behavior and help the patient to lead a normal life (Tartakovsky, 2010).

3. There was nothing in this article that addressed diversity. That seems to be a theme in all these articles.

4.

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 Mark, Mark has schizophrenia - YouTube

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

Via Sakis Koukouvis
Jessica James's insight:

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.

4.

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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Abigail Black's curator insight, December 9, 2014 3:36 PM

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