Team A’s Genetics, Brain Structure, and Behavior Presentation Evaluation
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Team a’s Genetics, Brain Structure, and Behavior Presentation Evaluation
In week three in our class our teams were asked to do a presentation on a specific illness. Team A picked Schizophrenia. In their presentation they explained what the disease was, how it affects a person’s behavior, specific causes of Schizophrenia and the many treatments that are available. In this paper, I will be doing a complete evaluation of their presentation.
A Detailed Description.
Team A gave a very descriptive response as to what their illness was. In their presentation, they stated that Schizophrenia gave off the illusions of paranoid hallucinations and hearing things late in adolescence or in early adulthood. They provided a brief history of where the word “Schizophrenia”. The term “schizophrenia” “means in Greek, split (schiz-) mind (phren-)” (Snowden, 2008, p.9). These explanations can give someone a very good explanations of what a disease is to someone who is either going through it or has a family member or friend going through it.
While explaining the neurological effects from Schizophrenia, team A explained that a lot of Dopamine can play a big part in Schizophrenia. They also explained that people that have the disease and have not been treated have a low amount of gray matter in their brain and it is mainly centered in the Temporal and Frontal Lobes. According to Cohen (2010) “the damages starts in the parietal, after sometime it spread to the entire brain.” The neurological effects can make a huge impact on a person’s life from what they have explained in this section. The people with the most dramatic brain tissue damage are the ones that are the worst. They are even worse than the people with less brain tissue damage. The symptoms can be anything from hallucinations, illusions, delusions,...