Thursday, December 30, 2010

Schizophrenia facts

Its something i've been interested in learning more about so i'd thought i'd share a few facts.

-its a mental disorder, characterized by the breaking down process of thinking and emotional responsiveness
-displaying hallucinations(hearing things),paranoid, and having disorganized speech and thinking are a few symptoms
-genetics and early environment are important factors
- it is not the same as having multiple identity disorder*
-people with this disorder are likely to have additional problems such as depression and anxiety disorders(also substance abuse)
- life expectancy is 12-15 years less than those without it and a higher suicide rate.

-Hallucinations(hearing voices)
-disorganized thinking and speech
-loss of train of thought
-sentences usually not having connected meanings
-social withdrawal
-loss of motivation

are usually genetic and environmental factors
(prenatal stressors,drug use,racial discrimination,family disfunction,and unemployment are a few environmental factors)

"According to the revised fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, three diagnostic criteria must be met

1.Characteristic symptoms: Two or more of the following, each present for much of the time during a one-month period (or less, if symptoms remitted with treatment).
-Disorganized speech, which is a manifestation of formal thought disorder
-Grossly disorganized behavior (e.g. dressing inappropriately, crying frequently) or catatonic behavior
-Negative symptoms: Blunted affect (lack or decline in emotional response), alogia (lack or decline in speech), or avolition (lack or decline in motivation)
If the delusions are judged to be bizarre, or hallucinations consist of hearing one voice participating in a running commentary of the patient's actions or of hearing two or more voices conversing with each other, only that symptom is required above. The speech disorganization criterion is only met if it is severe enough to substantially impair communication.
2.Social/occupational dysfunction: For a significant portion of the time since the onset of the disturbance, one or more major areas of functioning such as work, interpersonal relations, or self-care, are markedly below the level achieved prior to the onset.
3.Duration: Continuous signs of the disturbance persist for at least six months. This six-month period must include at least one month of symptoms (or less, if symptoms remitted with treatment).
If signs of disturbance are present for more than a month but less than six months, the diagnosis of schizophreniform disorder is applied.[76] Psychotic symptoms lasting less than a month may be diagnosed as brief psychotic disorder, and various conditions may be classed as psychotic disorder not otherwise specified. Schizophrenia cannot be diagnosed if symptoms of mood disorder are substantially present (although schizoaffective disorder could be diagnosed), or if symptoms of pervasive developmental disorder are present unless prominent delusions or hallucinations are also present, or if the symptoms are the direct physiological result of a general medical condition or a substance, such as abuse of a drug or medication." here

antipsychotic medication

MORE FACTS(i got info. from here)
-Schizophrenia is a disease that typically begins in early adulthood; between the ages of 15 and 25. Men tend to get develop schizophrenia slightly earlier than women; whereas most males become ill between 16 and 25 years old, most females develop symptoms several years later, and the incidence in women is noticably higher in women after age 30. The average age of onset is 18 in men and 25 in women. Schizophrenia onset is quite rare for people under 10 years of age, or over 40 years of age. The diagram below demonstrates the general "age of onset" trends for schizophrenia in men and women, from a representative study on the topic.

-Schizophrenia Ranks among the top 10 causes of disability in developed countries worldwide

-the approximate number of people in the United States suffering from:Schizophrenia: Over 2.2 million people


just writing

Im in the mood to write,about what i'm not sure.but you know how these things work.sometimes the best time to try something is when you don't have any thoughts on what to try.let your mind wonder for just awhile.sooner rather than later those forgotten or small thoughts hiding in the past will come back up for you,or at-least i always feel like that happens to me.I know i'm not really a writer or anything but i always wanted to have something to put down my thoughts so that i could look back on them when i'm old or lost.
Im a sophomore in high school
i never thought i'd make it here,my sister is in college and it seems like i should still be the little girl following her around with her friends
now she's always with her boyfriend, and i'm the one who's suppose to have friends and get a boyfriend.
I'm feel wrong when i don't do what she did,like its suppose to be a pattern
but its not
i thought about college lately
and i want to go to a school farther away so i can live in dorms, i want that experience.
but shit does that cost alot....

Merry late christmas(^my sister made this) and Happy new year!

Are you alive

now are you ready for 2011?

unrelated picture

Sunday, October 24, 2010

How i want to live

inspired by With my head in the clouds

I want to live in small house with open rooms everywhere and big windows letting in all the beautiful nature we'll live around.I want a flat backyard covered in the softest greenest grass so in the summer we can prop up are tents and have a warm fire whenever we want to.we'll have a trampoline too,no worrys about it.upstairs in are little house we can have bunk beds as tree houses and a closet filled with just srapbooks and photos.And we can't forget the softest counch that we can lay on together and watch movies all weekend.

Some pictures

Just so i cant have

if you were any differant would you feel the same way about things?


things i alwasy want in life-
1.My brieanna
2.Some good music fires
4.Working with kids
5.good health
6.someone to talk to
10.My beliefs
11.not to be shy let things go imagination explore new things
15.takeing pictures and videos

Good to keep things like this in mind^
what do you want in your life?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Lush happy pill review

I bought this thinking I would get at least two uses out of it but instead just broke it in half and threw both pieces into the water.It turned the water yellow which was I bit strange but this is my first time using a bath bomb from Lush so I guess I just didn't expect it.It fizzed in the water and even though I swished and moved the water it didn't melt as quickly as I thought it would.I liked how it made the water really silky soft and my skin was softened as well.The smell didn't last through the bath at all so that was kinda lame. even after I was finished and changed I could tell my skin was a bit smoother but not that much. For about 6 dollars I don't think I'll get this again because its not worth the money!

crazy:)Makeup uppp

Check out the video I made it has more makeup looks Ive done:)

thank youuuu!

Friday, July 23, 2010

My foots alseep

I hate thinking about the cold thought of never living again.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Avatar:The Last Airbender Movie

Kinda short*
If you were one of the people who watched avatar when it was a cartoon:) which its ok if you did because I know you atleasted wanted to,the movie does pretty much go along the same way as the movie.But they do cut out some smaller episodes that had been more based on the characters sokka and katira(dont mind spelling).There will be another movie because they didn't finish the story,they do chapters like in the cartoon it begins in chapter one which is I believe the southern water trive or something like that.

I didn't like how the characters were different from the cartoon,but that's because i was use it it that way

but over all I did like the movie and can't wait for the next one to come out,*The effects for the bending where very good and they didnt look stupid like I thought they where going to look

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Some pretty pictures.

Happy sunday:)

Dont own any pictures*