Alzheimer’s disease is a mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age. A person with Alzheimer’s may live 4-9 years after they are diagnosed. Although in some, cases people can live up to 20 years. I was interested in this topic because one of my great grandpas had this disease. He died 6 … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Disease→
Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affect those around age 16 to 30 and is known to have affected kids. It is not as common as many other mental disorders but its symptoms are just as damaging. Patients with Schizophrenia are known to lose touch with much of reality and control of emotions and feelings. The symptoms with Schizophrenia are divided into Negative, Positive, and Cognitive symptoms. Those experiencing negative symptoms have a sort of abnormal behavior with normal emotion. This includes slowness of actions and mixed emotions to everyday life and subjects. Positive symptoms are psychotic behaviors not seen in normal people. These include hallucinations, delusions, dysfunctional thinking and body movement. Cognitive symptoms differ within patients but are most recognizably loss or change of memory. Patients may have trouble concentrating, learning information, and understanding information. These symptoms can be damaging to a person’s mind and behavior, but those with Schizophrenia have many options to treatment.
Treatments for Schizophrenia varies like the symptoms within the diseases. The treatments also focus on the process to eliminate symptoms because the cause of the disease is yet unknown. One method of treatment includes medications called Antipsychotic, which is taken as a daily or monthly dose. Another form of treatment is psychosocial treatment, which include learning to cope with the disease so you can pursue daily life choices. Coordinated specialty care is a treatment that puts everything from therapy, family, medication, supported education, and even employment to fight the disease. These treatments are the latest way to help individuals with the disease and has been for a long time now.
Current research is making a big way to further discoveries to the disease. Current treatment is now being based on the dopamine level of Schizophrenia. This research shows that dopamine dysfunctions if the main reason for symptoms connecting to Schizophrenia. From this information we know we are closer to better treatment for the disease. I believe Schizophrenia is a very interesting topic and discovering research for it broaden my horizon upon the world of physiological disorders.
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There have been many oil spills in the ocean, some big and some small. All of these oil spills have had a huge effect on the wildlife in the ocean. The oil from the oil rig stays on the surface of the water because oil is less dense than the water, nevertheless this causes the … Continue reading Oil Spills Affect on Wildlife→
That my friends, is skin cancer. I think that it is pretty disgusting if you ask me. Do you agree? Skin cancer comes in many types, the two most common are nonmelanoma and melanoma. They account for around for half of all the reported cancers. Melanoma is way more dangerous than nonmelanoma. When you get … Continue reading What are these strange lumps on my skin?→
What is Autism? Autism identified by the dictionary is a pervasive developmental disorder of children, characterized by impaired communication, excessive rigidity, and emotional detachment Autism is a serious mental illness. It can affect a child’s physical, language, and social skills. Symptoms typically start appearing in children around age three. The Autism spectrum is very broad … Continue reading Early Autism Discovery→
What if I were to tell you that you can prevent yourself from getting a certain disease. Well luckily there is something called vaccines. Vaccines are particles that get you prepared or tries to get you prepared against certain diseases like chicken pox. Kids usually get vaccinated 25 times between the age 0-18. Recently, vaccines … Continue reading Are Vaccines safe?→
I chose the topic of leukemia because my great grandpa had passed away from it close to two years ago. I didn’t really understand what it was and what could have caused it. First off, leukemia is a type of cancer where the bone marrow produces an abnormal amount of white blood cells, in which … Continue reading Leukemia and its Causes→
Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease, also known as Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis. The thyroid is part of the endocrine system and it is below your adam’s apple in your neck. In this case, your thyroid is “attacked” by your immune system, which can cause hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is the result of an underactive thyroid function, similar to … Continue reading Will Hashimoto’s Disease Change Your Life?→
Many people believe that natural gas is the solution to solving several energy problems facing the U.S. But the only way to free the gas or oil is by the controversial method of hydraulic fracking. This is a technique that releases natural gas or oil by pumping water, sand and chemicals, underground to fracture shale … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Hydraulic Fracturing→
Cancer is a huge problem that numerous scientists have tried to come up with a solution to fix it over a period of many years. Some scientists and researches have come up with treatments to control cancer, or get rid of it for a period of time, but nobody has ever found a cure that … Continue reading Possible Cure For Cancer?→