Schizophrenia

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Signs, causes and treatment of schizophrenia

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Type of Symptoms of Schizophrenia *Positive *Negative *Neurocognitive
Positive Symptoms *Hallucinations *Thought Block *Thought Insertion *Thought Broadcasting *Passivity Phenomenon
Negative Symptoms *Apathy *Anhedonia *Lack of Motivation *Social Withdrawal *Self care
Neuro-cognitive Symptoms *Attention *Memory *Executive Function
Causes of Schizophrenia *Genetic *Environmental *Developmental *Social *Biochemical
Environmental Causes *Stressful life events *Childhood abuse/Difficult childhood *Socioeconomic Class
Developmental Causes *Problems during birth (not getting enough oxygen at birth) *Virus during pregnancy
Social Causes *Heavy Cannabis use increases risk by 50% *Moving - social isolation and alienation
Biochemical Causes *Excess dopamine in limbic system of the brain * 5-HT (seratonin) also thought to be involved
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