This piece is an excerpt from "Stuart's Story" by Stuart Emmons. It tells the story of his struggles of living with delusions and perception disorder brought on by schizophrenia. it is an account of when he was in graduate school and he started to become paranoid that people were watching him and trying to poison him. it describes the steps he took in order to get help and overcome schizophrenia. ***go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=Viewpoints&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=SingleTab&searchType=BasicSearchForm¤tPosition=3&docId=GALE%7CEJ3010204219&docType=Viewpoint+essay&sort=Relevance&contentSegment=&prodId=OVIC&contentSet=GALE%7CEJ3010204219&searchId=R1&userGroupName=j084910011&inPS=true&authCount=1&u=j084910011.
Elizabeth A. Richter wrote this article claiming that she "chose to get well and that others who have the potential to recover should be encouraged to make this choice." this source opposes what my research question suggests because Richter uses words and phrases like "Apparently" and "According to popular culture" which make the piece seem less reliable. she also believes that schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders can be cured by positive affirmations a the power of "choice" ***go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=Viewpoints&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=SingleTab&searchType=BasicSearchForm¤tPosition=21&docId=GALE%7CEJ3010154250&docType=Viewpoint+essay&sort=Relevance&contentSegment=&prodId=OVIC&contentSet=GALE%7CEJ3010154250&searchId=R3&userGroupName=j084910011&inPS=true.
The author of this Opposing View Points in Text article claims that cats are likely to be linked to the cause of schizophrenia. Though backed by some legit statistics, there seems to be an almost humorous underlying tone to this piece as well as some strange discoveries such as, cat poop has some kind of bacteria that is likely the source of schizophrenia. ***go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=Viewpoints&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=SingleTab&searchType=BasicSearchForm¤tPosition=1&docId=GALE%7CZVPBWU833065002&docType=Viewpoint+essay&sort=Relevance&contentSegment=&prodId=OVIC&contentSet=GALE%7CZVPBWU833065002&searchId=R1&userGroupName=j084910011&inPS=true.
Britannica provided a list of distinctive types of schizophrenia along with some information about symptoms and possible causes for the illness. the article is concluded by stating that "There is no cure for most patients with chronic schizophrenia, but the disease’s symptoms can in many cases be effectively treated by antipsychotic drugs given in conjunction with psychotherapy and supportive therapy." ***“Log In.” Britannica School, school.eb.com/levels/high/article/schizophrenia/66141.
Lisa Mooney describes the signs and symptoms of a paranoid schizophrenic. this article lists eight different manifestations of paranoid schizophrenia such as delusions, voices, and bizarre behavior. In order to get a grasp of basic schizophrenia is useful to know how to detect schizophrenia in someone. ***Mooney, Lisa. “Signs & Symptoms of Paranoid Schizophrenia.” LIVESTRONG.COM, Leaf Group, 14 Aug. 2017, www.livestrong.com/article/22699-signs-symptoms-paranoid-schizophrenia/.
The following blog posts are written by people with personal experience of schizophrenia. this is a space for people to speak openly and share their experiences with people who are able to relate. Reading other peoples points of view is important in order to discover what schizophrenia really is because it is not straight facts or statistics but rather what is really going through somebodies mind that does have schizophrenia. ***“Schizophrenia.” Time To Change, www.time-to-change.org.uk/category/blog/schizophrenia.