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University of Toronto St. George
Neil Rector

Chapter 11 Schizophrenia Over 90% of patients with schizophrenia seek treatment in mental-health hospital a year In Canada to annual cost of schizophrenia is estimated $ 2.02 billion dollars Total economic burden is $6.85 billion Most develop it in their late teens and early adult In Canada 0.5 to 2% of the population has been diagnosed with schizophrenia- spectrum disorder Schizophrenia is one of the most stigmatized psychological disorder Majority of people with schizophrenia live with family or alone It higher is among immigrants than native-born More common in men than women Women have onset in late 20s and early 30s Most likely to be married Men have onset late teens and early 20s Women show fewer cognitive deficits than men, verbal processing Estrogen affects the regulation of dopamine protecting women from schizophrenia Men with schizophrenia show greater abnormalities in the brain structure and functioning Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Prognosis of Schizophrenia Two types of symptoms Type 1- positive-delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thought and speech, disorganized or catatonic behaviour Psychotic symptoms that occur in the absence of mania and depression, it is schizophrenia If depression or mania does not meet the criteria for a diagnosis of a mood disorder it is schizophrenia www.notesolution.com
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