S C H I Z O P H R E N I A By : Munirah B.A

Biological Causes

  • A gene related to "synaptic prunning" (the elimination of connections between nuerons)
  • Physical process where connection between parts of the brain are "pruned" away.
  • A child who's parent is schizophrenic has a 10% chance of being schizophrenic.


  • Mood- Anger, anxiety, feeling detached from self, e.t.c
  • Behavior- Social isolation, disorganized behavior, self-harm, aggression, e.t.c
  • Cognitive- Thought disorder, delusion, amnesia, memory loss, mental confusion, e.t.c
  • Speech- Incoherent speech, circumstantial speech, rapid & frenzied speaking
  • Psychological- Hallucination, paranoia, hearing voices, depression, fear, e.t.c
  • Common- Lack of emotional response, fatigued, false belief of superiority

If Schizophrenia is left un-treated?

When schizophrenia is left un-treated it can cause extreme physical, emotional, and behavioral problems which will affect every area of the person's life. It may also cause depression.


  • Antipsychotics & Anti-tremors
  • Psychoeducation
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychosocial treatments

How much of Schizophrenia do we know now?

According to the NIH, there are rare cases wher children are schizophrenic. Schizophrenia affects 1% of the worlds population. Some scientists found that it can somewhat be genetic, for example; if you have a close relative who is schizophrenic, you have a chance of being schizophrenic. Also there are some scientists who might be able to find the cause of this mental illness. Scientists believe finding the cause of schizophrenia can help treating the illness at its source instead of looking medication that just reduces the symptoms. They also might think Schizophrenia could be triggered by a infectious agent, called "C4". Due to this discover, Dr. Bruce Cuthburt believes this will help future Schizophrenics who are showing early signs of schizophrenia and can help them before they are in too deep.

Works Citied

  1. Griffin, Andrew. "Scientists Find Biological Cause for Schizophrenia in Study That Could Open Way to Curing Disorder." The Independent. Independent Digital News and Media, 28 Jan. 2016. Web. 24 Feb. 2017.
  2. "Causes of Schizophrenia." Psych Central. N.p., 16 Jan. 2017. Web. 24 Feb. 2017.
  3. "Pacific Grove Hospital." Pacific Grove Hospital. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2017.
  4. National Institutes of Health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2017.

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