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What is schizophrenia? - Anees Bahji

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Schizophrenia was first identified more than a century ago, but we still don’t know its exact causes. It remains one of the most misunderstood and stigmatized illnesses today. So what do we actually know about its symptoms, causes, and treatments? Anees Bahji investigates.

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Igor Coric
  • Educator Anees Bahji
  • Narrator Susan Zimmerman
  • Animator Igor Coric
  • Storyboard Artist Igor Coric
  • Art Director Igor Coric
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-Checker Rebekah Barnett
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To learn more about Schizophrenia, check out these resources:
TED Talk by Elyn Saks about Schizophrenia: https://www.ted.com/talks/elyn_saks_seeing_mental_illness?language=enSchizophrenia Society of Canada link: http://www.schizophrenia.ca/Canadian Treatment Guidelines for Schizophrenia: https://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.proxy.queensu.ca/pubmed/28886670A Scientific Article about Digging Deeper in Schizophrenia: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-05/cumc-sdd050708.phpAn Interesting Article About Schizophrenia from A Psychological Perspective: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/the-thing-feathers/201811/have-we-been-getting-schizophrenia-wrongA Very simple yet accurate website about schizophrenia facts: https://www.health.com/condition/depression/schizophreniaMarijuana and Schizophrenia article; https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6504885/Teen-marijuana-use-trigger-inflammation-linked-schizophrenia-mental-illness-study-finds.html

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Igor Coric
  • Educator Anees Bahji
  • Narrator Susan Zimmerman
  • Animator Igor Coric
  • Storyboard Artist Igor Coric
  • Art Director Igor Coric
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-Checker Rebekah Barnett
  • See more