In this video it provided educational information on schizophrenia. As describing the different phases patients go through, they relate them to other mental disorders that also affect the brain. In prodromal phase, it is less severe because the impact on the brain isn't as much. In active phase the symptoms are more severe which lead to residual phase. Doctors say that this is caused by people's brain could be producing too much dopamine. This is relevant to the topic of schizophrenia, because it taught me that schizophrenia affects the brain through the neurons, receivers, and dopamine levels in the brain. ***“What Is Schizophrenia?” YouTube, YouTube, 14 Feb. 2016, www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOKy6QTB22Y.
On an opposing view, Phil Hickey states that schizophrenia does not affect the brain and it's just a behavior that can be changed, "A delusion is a false belief...All of these indicators are behaviors...hospital staff were trained to ignore and the incidence of delusional speech declined rapidly." This is important because this article states that symptoms don't occur from neurological damage, therefore they are just a social behavior or patients put on an "act". The tests that were performed can give families dealing with a schizophrenia patient insight on a different path to take, rather than going with neurological medical treatment. ***Hickey, Phil, and Phil HickeyI. “Home.” Behaviorism and Mental Health, 21 Jan. 2010, behaviorismandmentalhealth.com/2010/01/21/schizophrenia-is-not-an-illness/.
In this article scientist analyze MRI's of patients who had schizophrenia and those who didn't over a 5 year period, and investigated the brain loss. Norra MacReady says, "In the schizophrenic patients, the investigators found a 'striing accelerated loss' of gray matter of more than 5% per year...young adults with early-onset schizophrenia lost significantly more gray matter in those areas than did normal, age-matched controls." This is significant because it allows doctors to view Schizophrenia patients who a common malfunction in the brain from Schizophrenia. These patients are suffering from the disease that's eroding their social, mental, and physical life as their brain is deteriorating. The science behind the damage to the brain can help lead doctors and scientist to remedies or treatment to help with Schizophrenia. ***go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=Magazines&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=MultiTab&searchType=BasicSearchForm¤tPosition=1&docId=GALE%7CA80812861&docType=Article&sort=Relevance&contentSegment=&prodId=HWRC&contentSet=GALE%7CA80812861&searchId=R3&userGroupName=j084910011&inPS=true&authCount=1&u=j084910011.
In this article the author states that the causes of schizophrenzia occur because of the brain process. There were tests performed on people with and without the disease for analysis, as the people with schizophrenzia had a defect. The dorsal stream for spatial information processing, and the ventral stream for object information processing are what causes the disability in patients' performance. This is meaningful because, doctors can examine and analyze which parts of the brain are being affected by schizophrenia. Not only does this teach doctors how the disease works, but they can also teach families and other people about how schizophrenia affects the brain, just from these neurological studies. ***Gigi, Ariela, et al. “Visual Impairment Affects the Perception of Reality: Visual Processing Deficits among Adolescents with Schizophrenia.” OMICS International, OMICS International, 2 Jan. 2015, www.omicsonline.org/open-access/visual-impairment-affects-the-perception-of-reality-visual-processing-deficitsamong-adolescents-with-schizophrenia-Psychiatry-1000232.php?aid=41205.
In this info graphic it displays all of the aspects related to Schizophrenia, however a key part is the many symptoms that result from Schizophrenia, such as delusions or paranoia. (Schiz life) This is helpful because it helps explain what type mental illness results because of the brain tissue being lost, and why people are suffering. These symptoms displayed occur once brain matter deteriorates, and Schizophrenia starts to develop. The importance of this is that doctors can correlate these symptoms to the damage of the brain from Schizophrenia. The educational facts displayed such as the symptoms provide a help to diagnostics in Schizophrenia. ***“Schizophrenia Infographic – Did You Know? Schizophrenia Stats.” Schiz Life>, www.schizlife.com/schizophrenia-infographic/.
In the picture and article it explains the schizophrenia disease reduces and deteriorates healthy brain matter, which causes many different symptoms and phases. "Recently neuro-scientists have detected gray matter loss of up to 25% . The damage started in the parietal, or outer, regions of the brain but spread to the rest of the brain over a five year period." (University of California). With this valuable information, I can conclude that over time people develop a dramatic impact to the brain from Schizophrenia, which deteriorates the healthy grey brain matter, making majority of the brain matter unhealthy. This creates many bizarre symptoms that occur in Schizophrenia. ***Schizophrenia.com - Schizophrenia Is a Brain Disease, www.schizophrenia.com/disease.htm.