Schizophrenia

I took Psychology in high school and learned little about schizophrenia and watched A Beautiful Mind in the class. My first impression that came to mind was that it would be freaky to see people that you can only see. Also you ca hear voices tell you things like the angle and the devil on your shoulders. People will think you are crazy when you really aren’t. Something new I learned from the video Types of Schizophrenia – A day I the life of (scary) is that the voices can be negative. I thought that is was only like a bickering voice in your head. The voices can be harmful and negative towards you and influences you to do thing. In the video he doesn’t eat the pizza and talk on the phone because of hat he’s being told. I also learned that people with schizophrenia can take medicine to help with it and not go through episodes. I always found schizophrenia to be unique ad interesting that your mind can do this and I’m glad I got to get more information on it. Overall the video helped a lot with understanding more about what people who have schizophrenia go through on a everyday life.

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  1. It’s great that you continue to educate yourself on what schizophrenia is actually like rather than just accepting what movies and the media tell you it is. You listed a lot of positive symptoms of schizophrenia, such as hallucinations and delusions, which are the ones that the media typically broadcast as “typical” schizophrenia, but schizophrenia is also made up of negative symptoms, such as flat affect. You are right that medicine can help reduce the positive symptoms that you discussed, but most medications have difficultly curing people of their negative symptoms, which can be just as debilitating. While “episodes” are less frequent, there is still so much to be endured.

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