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  • Intro 0:00
  • Schizophrenia 0:07
    • Psychotic Disorder Marked by Irrationality and Lost Contact with Reality
    • Characterized by Disorganized Thinking, Disturbed Perceptions, Inappropriate Emotions and Behavior
    • Disorganized Thinking
    • Disturbed Perceptions
    • Inappropriate Emotions and Behavior
  • Positive and Negative Symptoms 4:05
    • Positive Symptoms
    • Negative Symptoms
  • Types of Schizophrenia 5:51
    • Chronic Schizophrenia
    • Acute Schizophrenia
  • Facts About Schizophrenia 7:57
    • Age
    • Over 50% of People with Schizophrenia Also Have a Substance Abuse Disorder
    • Life-Expectancy
  • Causes of Schizophrenia 10:05
    • Complex Cluster of Disorders
    • Brain Abnormalities
    • Dopamine
    • Abnormal Activity in Multiple Areas of the Brain
    • Prenatal Factors
    • Known Risk Factors: Low Birth Rate and Oxygen Deprivation
    • Mid-pregnancy Virus
    • Genetic Factors
    • Psychological and Environmental Factors