The Understanding Schizophrenia anatomical chart provides a visual and textual overview and is an ideal tool to help practitioners explain the condition to patients and families. The chart also covers current treatments and illness management.
This chart defines schizophrenia by covering the following points:
Discusses causes of schizophrenia and other psychosis
Compares MRIs of unaffected and affected brains
Discusses the stages and natural progression of the disease
Illustrates gray matter deficit at onset of illness and after 5 years
Illustrates a healthy neuron and a abnormally pruned neuron
The chart also discusses the 4 broad categories of symptoms: positive, negative, mood and cognitive.
Diagrams course of the illness and symptoms
Shows medial view of the brain with dopamine pathways
Shows lateral view of the brain
Chart measures 20x26 inches, paper or laminated.