Schizophrenia Video Analysis

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In the video, Elan Saks talks about how she has schizophrenia and has went through treatment and therapy for it. Schizophrenia is a mental illness that has taken over multitude of people’s lives. She talks about loose association and two examples. The first example being the mind puts together several words that do not always make sense. The second example being when the mind jumbles up words so bad that it becomes a “word salad.” Symptoms of Schizophrenia can be a multitude of several things, but two common symptoms associated with Schizophrenia are delusions and hallucinations. False and fixed beliefs that evidence is not responsive to are Delusions. An example of a delusion that Saks encountered was the delusion of killing thousands of…show more content…
She talks about how if it was not for the following three things she would not be where she is today and would probably be locked away in a hospital, jail or on the streets. She talks about how she has such excellent treatment that not everyone with this illness has the chance to receive. She received psychotherapy at least four to five times a week and had continuous psychopharmacology during this time of treatment. She also tells how she has such a huge support group between her family and friends. She also points out her husband who is in the audience. The last reason is her supportive work space at USC law school. The work environment helps her to embrace her problems and she can feel at ease and not have to worry about her illness as much. In her presentation, she makes sure to add several factual comments to the end. Media has started to show how illness that people struggle with everyday can be difficult for people and inform the audience of how difficult or what it is like to live with these illnesses. More treatment should be developed to help people with mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia. Lastly, she says a statement that is very true and very powerful, People are not schizophrenic, but they are just people with Schizophrenia. People should know the difference and see that there is a

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