Marina Joyce Research Paper

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Marina Joyce is a British Youtuber who got a lot of attention online because peopled believed she was kidnapped. In many of her videos you can see that something is not right, she is either zoning out with a blank stare on her face, she is unable to explain herself in a manner that makes sense, and in one of her videos it seems like she afraid and asking for help. Many people believed she was kidnapped but as the days went on another Youtuber, who is a nurse at a mental health clinic, gave an in-depth explanation on how Marina Joyce maybe Schizophrenic. I personally don’t know if she is but it has ignited an interest in me to learn more about schizophrenia and its symptoms.
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person has a hard time
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From the chemical perspective, scientists believe that schizophrenia is caused by high levels of dopamine. When the neurotransmitters transport messages through each nerve an excessive amount of dopamine is being released. From the brains structure perspective, scientists believe that different parts of the brain cause schizophrenia. The prefrontal cortex is the part of the brain that helps us think logically and organized. A person with schizophrenia does not have organized thoughts causing them to be delusional. The auditory and visual cortex are in charge of a person’s hearing and vision. A person with schizophrenia that is having a hallucination, seeing and hearing things, is having a negative effect on this part of their brain. The basal ganglia are the part of the brain that is in charge of movement and thinking skills. Studies have shown that schizophrenic patients have a large Basal Ganglia causing them to have tremors and unusual thoughts. The amygdala is in charge of the person 's basic feeling. Some schizophrenic patients have small amygdala causing them to have little or no …show more content…
Schizophrenia can be treated through medication, therapy, or a combination of both. Antipsychotic medication is a meditation that helps block dopamine receptors from receiving a large amount of dopamine being produced. Conventional antipsychotics help patients with positive symptoms but often have a lot of side effects. New Generation (atypical) antipsychotics help both positive and negative symptoms, it also has fewer side effects than the conventional antipsychotic. Schizophrenia is a lifelong disorder making therapy the best way to go in treating schizophrenia. Therapies such as support groups, rehabilitation, cognitive therapy, and psychoeducation help patients with coping with their disorder. By coping with their disorder patients are able to achieve their life goal of working and studying. With therapy, patients are less likely to relapse rather than taken a medication that has to constantly increase the dosage to block dopamine receptors. Schizophrenia may be a lifelong disorder but it’s not a limitation, with proper treatment schizophrenic patients can be

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