Outline For Schizophrenia Informative Essay

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I. Introduction
A. Attention getter – How many of you know what the mental illness of schizophrenia is?
B. Credibility statement – I have been around someone with schizophrenia since I was 10 years old.
C. Thesis statement – Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that has affected people throughout history in which people should be more knowledgeable of.
D. Relevance statement – Someone with this illness has trouble distinguishing between what’s real and what is imaginary.
E. Preview statement – Today, I will introduce to you a serious topic of Schizophrenia, I will tell you what it is, risk factors, treatments, and other things you need to know.

II. What is Schizophrenia?
A. Let’s give a brief description of Schizophrenia.
1. A serious …show more content…

Hallucinations, Delusions, Disorganized speech, strange behavior, or Withdrawn and lifeless (“Different Types,” n.d.).
2. One of them must be hallucinations, delusions, or disorganized speech. A single voice that offers ongoing comments about your thoughts and actions, or voices that talk to each other, is enough (“Different Types,” n.d.).
• Transition Statement – Now that we know the symptoms and how it’s diagnosed we can look at how it is treated.
V. Treatment for Schizophrenia
A. Schizophrenia requires lifelong treatment, even when symptoms have subsided.
1. During crisis periods or times of severe symptoms, hospitalization may be necessary to ensure safety, proper nutrition, adequate sleep and basic hygiene (“Diseases,” 2014).
2. The treatment team also may include a psychologist, social worker, psychiatric nurse and possibly a case manager to coordinate care (“Diseases,” 2014).
B. Medication
1. Medications for schizophrenia can cause serious but rare side effects, people with schizophrenia may be reluctant to take them (“Diseases,” 2014)
2. Antipsychotic medications are the most commonly prescribed drugs to treat schizophrenia. They 're thought to control symptoms by affecting the brain neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin (“Diseases,”

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