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Riddle. Riddle of the great escape
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Riddle • Riddle of the great escape • Two convicts are locked in a cell. There is an unbarred window high up in the cell. No matter if they stand on the bed or one on top of the other they can't reach the window to escape. They then decide to tunnel out. However, they give up with the tunnelling because it will take too long. Finally one of the convicts figures out how to escape from the cell. What is his plan?
Mental Disorders Schizophrenia
Did you know…?! • 6025 was the rhythm guitarist for the Americanhardcore punk band Dead Kennedys suffered from Schizophrenia!
Did you know…?! • Genain quadruplets (born in 1930) are a set of identical quadruplet girls notable for all being schizophrenic, demonstrating a large genetic component to the cause of the disease.
Did you know…?! • John Nash (mathematician, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics and subject of the book and movie A Beautiful Mind) Had Schizophrenia
Did you know…?! • Theodore John Kaczynski, Ph.D., also known as the Unabomber (born May 22, 1942) is an American convicted murderer who sent mail bombs to various people over almost eighteen years, killing four and wounding 29, justifying his crimes as an attempt to fight against what he perceived as the evils of technological progress. He was the target of the FBI's most expensive manhunt ever.
Did you know…?! • Mark Vonnegut, son of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., graduated from Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, in 1969 at the age of 21. He briefly worked at Duthie Books and was also briefly chief of a twenty-man detachment of special state police that provided the security for Boston State Hospital. He filed an application with the draft board to be considered a conscientious objector, which was denied. After taking the physical, he was given a psychiatric 4F and beat the draft. He describes himself in the preface to his book as ‘a hippie, son of a counterculture hero, B.A. in religion, (with a) genetic disposition to schizophrenia…’.
Did you know…?! • Roger Keith (Syd) Barrett (born January 6, 1946 in Cambridge, England) was one of the founding members of the group Pink Floyd had schizophrenia. • Although his activity in pop music was short, he is considered influential and is cited by many as the first psych folk artist.
DID YOU KNOW?! Psychiatrists say that 1 of 4 people are mentally ill. Check 3 friends. If they're OK, you're it.
If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed. I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. - Vincent Van Gogh
Louis Wain, a 20th century artist known for his paintings of cats, painted these pictures over the period of time in which he developed schizophrenia.
What is Schizophrenia? • Comes from Greek meaning “split” and “mind” • ‘split’ refers to loss of touch with reality • not dissociative state • not ‘split personality’ • Equally split between genders, males have earlier onset • 18 to 25 for men • 26 to 45 for women
Schizophrenia • Psych. Disorder that involves distorted perceptions of reality & inability to fxn in life • Delusions, hallucinations, incoherence • One in 10 people with schizophrenia is eventually driven to suicide.
Psychosis • Any illness that involves distorted perceptions of reality or inability to function
Common Symptoms; Schizo. 1) Delusions—irrational beliefs
Common Symptoms; Schizo. 2) Hallucinations Hallucinations are abnormal sensory perceptions that occur while a person is awake and conscious. Some common hallucinations include: Hearing voices when no one has spoken Seeing patterns, lights, beings or objects that aren't there Feeling a crawling sensation on the skin Hallucinations related to smell or taste are rare.
Common Symptoms; Schizo. 3) Incoherent Speech— “Word Salad”
Common Symptoms; Schizo. 4) Disorganized Behavior (outbursts, erratic behavior)
Causes of Schizophrenia • Genetic Predisposition Parents, siblings No single gene found to connect If Identical twin has it; 50% chance other will get it
Causes of Schizophrenia 2) Brain abnormalities—diff. in wt, size, thalamus fxn’ing
Causes of Schizophrenia 3) NT Abnormalities
Causes of Schizophrenia 4) Prenatal Abnormalities—malnutrition, virus
Although most schizophrenics are not violent….some are driven to acts of crime or aggression. • Andrea Yates, who said she drowned her children to save them from Satan, suffers from hallucinations, delusions and depression. One of approximately 2.5 million Americans with schizophrenia, Yates, a Houston native, was born and grew up in a city. The risk of developing schizophrenia is up to three times higher for urban residents than residents of rural areas