Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal interpretations of reality, including hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking and behavior. It can impair daily functioning and may require lifelong treatment. Early treatment can help manage symptoms and improve long-term outcomes.

Schizophrenia is characterized by various issues with thinking, behavior, and emotions. Common signs and symptoms may include delusions, hallucinations, or disorganized speech, which can impair one’s ability to function normally.

Symptoms

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  • Delusions are false beliefs that are not grounded in reality, such as thinking that you’re being harmed or harassed, that certain gestures or comments are directed at you, that you possess exceptional abilities or fame, that someone is in love with you, or that a major catastrophe is about to happen. Delusions are a common symptom in people with schizophrenia.
  • Hallucinations in schizophrenia typically involve perceiving things that are not actually present, such as seeing or hearing things that don’t exist. These experiences have the same emotional intensity and impact as real ones, despite being unreal. While hallucinations can occur in any of the senses, hearing voices is the most prevalent type of hallucination in schizophrenia.
  • Disorganized thinking in schizophrenia is characterized by disorganized speech patterns, which can impair effective communication. Answers to questions may be irrelevant, tangential, or partially related, and sometimes, the person may use unintelligible words, also known as “word salad.” The degree of disorganization can vary, but it often impairs social and occupational functioning.

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  • In schizophrenia, extremely disorganized or abnormal motor behavior can manifest in various ways, ranging from childlike silliness to unpredictable agitation. This behavior is not goal-oriented and may interfere with the ability to perform tasks. Examples of such behavior can include resistance to instructions, exhibiting inappropriate or bizarre posture, displaying a complete lack of response, or engaging in excessive and non-purposeful movements.
  • Negative symptoms in schizophrenia are characterized by a reduced ability to function normally, and can include neglecting personal hygiene, appearing emotionally unresponsive (such as lacking eye contact or facial expressions), speaking in a monotone voice, losing interest in everyday activities, social withdrawal, and an inability to experience pleasure. These symptoms can have a significant impact on the individual’s ability to maintain relationships, work, and participate in social activities.

The symptoms of schizophrenia can vary in type and severity over time, with periods of worsening and remission of symptoms. Some symptoms may persist even during remission. In men, symptoms of schizophrenia typically begin in the early to mid-20s, while in women, they typically begin in the late 20s. Schizophrenia is uncommon in children and rare in individuals over the age of 45. Early detection and treatment can help manage symptoms and improve long-term outcomes.

Causes

The exact cause of schizophrenia is unknown, but it’s believed that a combination of genetics, brain chemistry, and environmental factors may contribute to the development of the disorder.

There may be abnormalities in certain brain chemicals, such as dopamine and glutamate, and differences in brain structure and central nervous system have been observed in people with schizophrenia through neuroimaging studies. These changes suggest that schizophrenia is a brain disease.

Risk Factors

Additional risk factors for schizophrenia include:

  • Significant stress or trauma during childhood or as an adult
  • Social isolation and a lack of supportive relationships
  • Older parental age
  • Being male (men are slightly more likely to develop schizophrenia than women)
  • Certain autoimmune disorders or infections that affect the brain
  • Use of marijuana or other drugs in
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    adolescence or early adulthood

  • A history of head injuries or other central nervous system (CNS) damage
  • Certain genetic mutations or variations in genes that are associated with increased risk for schizophrenia.

Additionally, individuals with schizophrenia may experience difficulty managing their symptoms, which can lead to difficulty with daily living activities, and may require long-term care or hospitalization. They may also experience stigma and discrimination, which can further impact their quality of life.

Prevention

It’s worth noting that while there is no known way to prevent schizophrenia, early diagnosis and treatment can improve outcomes and prevent complications. Following the prescribed treatment plan, which may include medications and therapy, can also help manage symptoms and prevent relapses.

Treatment

Schizophrenia is a chronic condition, but it can be treated with a combination of medications, therapy, and support services. The primary treatment for schizophrenia is antipsychotic medication, which can help control symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions. Therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or family therapy can also help manage symptoms and improve overall functioning. Support services, such as vocational rehabilitation and housing assistance, can help individuals with schizophrenia live independently and improve their quality of life. It’s important to work closely with a healthcare provider to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses specific needs and preferences.

 

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Discussion Topic 1

Discussion Topic 1

 

My course is Health care law.

Nothing sparks discussion among health professionals and consumers like the government’s role in the provision of healthcare. Depending on one’s perspective the American Health Care Act and the Affordable Care Act are the salvation or bane of our civilization. The issue is complex but can be simply analyzed as a combination of the government’s role in providing health coverage for those who cannot fully afford it (which is most of us) and how to pay for it. It is the latter that drives much of the fervor–how much of your money should be used to pay for the care of others?

Where do you stand? Take a position and defend it (appx. 250 words).

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Sports Management

Sports Management

PLEASE READ ALL ATTACHMENT BEFORE STARTING.

In this third and final milestone, the goal is to build on your work in Milestones One and Two by providing an assessment of how the organization’s management team addressed the issue, including what factors they took into consideration when attempting to resolve it. From there, you will be expected to provide a more detailed analysis of the approach. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed in Milestone Three:

  • Explain how the organization’s management addressed the issue, including what factors they took into consideration when attempting to resolve it.
  • Illustrate the different decision-making models that could potentially be used by the organization to address the issue.
  • Determine which decision-making model you feel would be the most appropriate for resolving the issue. Provide examples to support your response.
  • Analyze whether or not the organization utilized the most appropriate decision-making model to resolve the problem. Justify your analysis with specific examples.
  • Analyze whether or not the organization utilized the most appropriate theories and models to devise its decision. Justify your analysis with specific examples.
  • As a result of the organization’s decision and solution to the issue, describe the changes within and impact to the organizational structure.

Also, just as with your earlier milestone work, you are expected to incorporate feedback provided by your instructor into the final report you are building.

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Please answer the following by numbers with supporting references

Please answer the following by numbers with supporting references

1. Discuss the components and the importance of a total compensation system. Give an example.

2. What other benefits might not cost the company a lot, but really make you glad you work there?

3. Discuss pay for performance systems and some potential challenges and problems that may arise from these systems. What are some ways of addressing these?

4. Design a comprehensive compensation and benefits plan linked to key organizational objectives.

5. Structure a reward and recognition plan.

6. Evaluate emerging trends and issues in total compensation.

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Stereotype

Stereotype

 

about stereotype

Guide Questions for Written Responses

 Definition(s) of Topic
 How does the topic impact our lives?
 Does this topic divide us? How?
 Does this topic unite us? How?
 Have you gained any new understandings? If so, please explain.
 Have your new understandings changed or shaped your personal views? Explain. How could you help others understand or learn about this topic?

Summary Development

 Use the questions about to develop your summary/reflection on each topic/unit. You may include any class discussion that you may recall.
 Be sure to use correct grammar and do ORIGINAL work.
 Use proper citations when necessary.

 All summaries must be typed, double spaced, size 12 font, Times New Roman style Summaries are not to exceed two pages

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Compensation, Benefits, Reward ,Recognition Plan for V.P. Operations

Compensation, Benefits, Reward ,Recognition Plan for V.P. Operations

This is a team assignment and the one in bold with the smiley face is mine…..I need it to be approx. 150 to 200 words

Resources: Blossoms Up! Case Study and Measure Compensation’s Impact

Part of Smith’s idea for Blossoms Up! strategic organizational objectives is the creation and hiring of a Vice-President of Operations. The position will oversee the company’s transformation to a high-technology entity in all phases of the business. Based on the job description completed in Week 1 and considering other factors that should be included in total rewards for this position complete the following

Intro/Conclusion, Editing, and Posting – Allison

Design an executive compensation package for this position linked to this strategic organizational objective.

Include the four general components of executive compensation:

  • Base range salary:
  • Standard employee benefit plans
  • Supplemental short- and/or long-term incentive compensation plans ?
  • Perquisites

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NP’s opportunities

NP’s opportunities

There are multiple opportunities for NPs today. Many NPs are now working as business owners or working as primary care providers as employees. Discuss with your classmates several current and future opportunities that you are aware of in your geographic area. Include in your discussion the requirements (i.e. years of experience), brief job description, and benefits if known.

Please follow 6th edition APA format and at least 3 five years or newer references.

Location of possible opportunities is in the state of florida.

paper document should not be more than 1 page in length single spaced including references.

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School Violence Presentation

School Violence Presentation

Create an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that will serve as an executive briefing to a school’s board of directors outlining the following:

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

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World ViewChart Writing Assignment

World ViewChart Writing Assignment

 

Choose ONE (1) category (origin of all things, nature of god, view of human nature, view of good and evil, etc.) from the chart to focus on for this assignment. Consider how the selected category relates to all of the religions covered and to your own social or work experiences.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Select ONE (1) category from the completed World View Chart. Provide a rationale for choosing this category. What is compelling about this category? Why is it important in the study of religion?
  2. Describe the selected content and explain the significance of the selected category across all of the religions studied. Show in what ways the category is significant for each religion.
  3. Give an example of how you have noticed this category in your life, town or country. What impact does this category have in the everyday lives of people who practice religion in your area? (You do not have to give examples of all the religions in your area, just one you have noticed besides any you practice). For example, in Cincinnati, Ohio we have Hindu, Greek Orthodox, Catholic festivals in the summer. So if my category were “Festivals and Celebrations” I could use those events as my example.
  4. Use at least three (3) quality resources as references for the assignment and document your sources using APA Style for in-text citations and references. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
  5. Write clearly and coherently using correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and mechanics.

Your assignment must:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze what is meant by religion.
  • Analyze the similarities and differences in the primary beliefs held by major religious traditions and the cultures in which these religions evolved.
  • Describe the varieties of religious experience and practice in a wide range of cultures.
  • Recognize how daily life within various religions and current affairs are influenced by religion.
  • Develop written pieces that demonstrate an analysis of a topic relevant to the course.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in religion.
  • Write clearly and concisely about world religions using proper writing mechanics.

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Personal Communication Plan

Personal Communication Plan

Option #1: Personal Communication Development Plan – Paper

The Personal Communication Development Plan will be based on the Portfolio Project Checklist, which you will be working on throughout the course. Download this document and work through each part carefully. As you work through Part 1 and Part 2 of this checklist, you may discover something new about your personal communication. You may change your checklist and scoring sheet to reflect your discoveries. Do not start working on your paper until you have completed Part 3 of the checklist.

Review the Portfolio Paper Requirements carefully along with the Portfolio Project Rubric. Once you have completed your paper, be sure to include your completed Project Checklist as part of your final assignment submission. Combine the documents and submit one file. The project should conform to APA. Include at least two scholarly references in addition to the course textbook.

Grammar and punctuation are key! The format for the paper is attached. Please read all parts VERY carefully.

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Evaluation- example Essay

Evaluation- example Essay

 

You are to write an Example Essay. This kind of essay requires you to select a topic for an essay and write about it by defining it and then providing more information through scenarios and examples. For instance, if you choose to write About muscle cars, you would define cars in general, describe regular cars and muscle cars and give examples of muscle cars. As the ending, you could explain what made muscle cars so special or so memorable.Basically you will will evaluate the topic as to whether It is good or or better compared to other things in the same category.

Remember that you are not to use personal pronouns in this or your other essays. Be sure to choose a topic that fits, such as comfortable shoes, fast cars, romantic movies, etc. The length must be a minimum 650 words. Also, you Must include at least one source which is cited in your essay and listed on your Works Cited page

Choose from one of the following topics:

Select an actor/actress and evaluation his/her performance in several movies.

Legal alcohol laws work as they were designed to do.

Gender specific schools are very successful.

Krispy Kreme donuts are the best.

The I-Phone is better than the Android phone.

use MLA format

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Strategic Plan, Part 3: Strategic Evaluation

Strategic Plan, Part 3: Strategic Evaluation

We still doing the Dream tree business.

In this section, you will be evaluating various strategies and making recommendations for the organization.

Write a 1,050-word minimum strategic evaluation in which you include the following:

  • Evaluate & access potential business level strategies for the organization.
  • Assess & evaluate potential corporate level strategies for the organization.
  • Assess & evaluate potential global strategies for the organization.
  • Recommend a strategy or combination of strategies the organization should implement, and include a rationale for that recommendation.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Note: You are continuing to build on your organizations strategy plan using the organization selected in week 1, the final plan will be submitted at the end of the course. The similarity match should not exceed 10%.

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Email Communication Responses – No. 3 Pension Plan Information

Email Communication Responses – No. 3 Pension Plan Information

Resources: Blossoms Up! Case Study and Email No. 3

Numerous emails have been sitting in the HR Director’s in-box for two months. Smith is highly agitated that none of his have been responded to. Now that you are hired, he has asked you to address the emails immediately.

Read Email No. 3 concerning a report needed to respond to Smith’s direction that the company have its own retirement plan such as a 401(k) plan, the laws affecting such plans, and what to do about funding it since the company is in a cost-cutting mode.

Complete Smith’s directions and the instructions in the email.

Use headings to appropriately signal the topics and keep your document organized.

Use a minimum of five different in-text citation sources within your paper and identify them in your APA correctly formatted References page.

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Leadership across cultures

Leadership across cultures

International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior
No introduction or conclusion. Just discusses each country differently
  1. GO to TED.com; search for and watch the TED talk by Dan Pink, The puzzle of motivation. You will want to use the information from this video in your assignments for this Learning Plan.
  2. READ chapters 12, 13 & 14.
  3. GO to TED.com; search for and watch the TED talk by Roselinde Torres, What it takes to be a great leader. You will want to use the information from this video in your assignments.

Leadership across Cultures

This assignment will assess competency 7. Propose a Human Resource Management strategy and specific organizational behaviors that are best suited for global business organizations.

Directions

The due diligence analyses on the three countries chosen ( NIGERIA, CUBA, GERMANY) will wrap up in this assignment with the exploration of management decision making processes. For each of your countries, you will discuss;

1- the benefits bringing the diversity of the workforce will have for your company.

2- You will compare and contrast the various aspects of U.S. human resource management against those of your chosen countries.

3- You will examine what motivates the local workforce and the style of leadership which is prevalent in your countries.

4-You will contrast those against what our U.S. company would utilize.

A minimum of 1.5 pages per country is required and you will follow APA (6th edition) formatting ,with title and reference pages, indented paragraphs and a minimum of 4 APA formatted references and associated in-text citations

BOOK: International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior

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Case analysis report

Case analysis report

– All requirements are in the attachment.

– The referencing style we use is the Harvard style, and please do not use fake references.(More than 6 references)

– I hope to get a very high level essay and get a great mark.

Marking criteria

The report will be assessed based on the following criteria:

 

The report is not to exceed 10 pages (12-pt font, 1.5 spacing, 8 pages is the most perfect number of pages), excluding cover sheet, executive summary, references and appendices. Appendices should contain only supporting diagrams, tables and the like and should not be a proxy for additional text.  This page limit will be strictly enforced and tutors can choose not to read any pages beyond the 10-page limit.

 

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Analyzing Financial Statements for Planning and Cost

Analyzing Financial Statements for Planning and Cost

 

Deliverable length: 750 – 1,000 words (not including title page and references)

You have recently hired a new assistant, Susan Thompson, who previously worked in a financial accounting office preparing journal entries, which provide you with a recording of the day-to-day activities of the company and financial statements (income statement, statement of owners’ equity balance sheet, and cash flow statement). Although your new assistant has experience with and fully understands financial accounting, she has no experience with managerial accounting.
Part 1
In a memo to your new assistant, Susan Thompson, complete the following:
* Explain to her the similarities and differences between financial and managerial accounting.
* Provide examples of managerial accounting reports that she could expect to see within EEC, and explain how management might use the information to make decisions.
o Keep in mind that although the income statement, the statement of owners’ equity balance sheet, and the cash flow statement are generated in financial accounting, they are used to develop all of your managerial accounting reports.
o Examples of a few of those reports are the horizontal analyzes, vertical analyzes, and ratios.
Part 2
In a memo to the board of directors, discuss the information found in each of the following financial statements, and describe how accounting information is used by managers for planning and control:
* Balance sheet
* Income statement
* Statement of cash flows
* Statement of stockholders’ equity

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Introductory Paragraph, Problem Statement and Justifications for the Study

Introductory Paragraph, Problem Statement and Justifications for the Study

 

 

For this assignment you are expected to submit a file attached to the assignment dropbox reflecting the introduction and statement of problem/research question of your Capstone Project or Thesis (the introduction and statement of problem/research question should be one paragraph of your work). This will be followed by your Justifications for the Study section (the second section of your work that will contain four paragraphs where each reflects a solid argument that explains why your research is important).

I recommend you present the research question or statement of research problem at the end of an informative and well-written discussion that first introduces the topic at a general level and then walks the reader through to the more specific research question or statement of problem that reflects the four elements emphasized in my notes and in our initial discussion regarding your topic (see my pdf under Writing the Research Question or Statement of Problem.pdfPreview the document ).

For the Justifications for the Study section, I expect you to develop no less than four valid arguments for the justifications section that clearly make a case for why your research is important. These four arguments should be supported by the published literature (see my pdf under Writing the Justifications for the Study.pdfPreview the document ).

Cite your sources in-text using the APA style and prepare an APA formatted reference page.

You will also need to create a cover page (see my pdf under Capstone Project Cover Page and Abstract Formatting Guide.pdfPreview the document) and Executive Summary or Abstract. The Executive Summary or Abstract should be no more than 150 words.

This is the topic of this assignment. The health system how to affect the personal economy in Africa

First of all, the topic of paper is health system how to affect the economy in Africa. In the paper, I will divide the article into seven parts. The capstone project will conclude with series of recommendations and strategies of how a health system affect the people economy in Africa. How can be better run and what kind of plans, strategies will help them develop.

We all know is that population is the most important factor in the development of the country. The development of country requires the existence of human beings as a precondition. The better health system is the foundation of a country’s development. We all know that the situation of economy in Africa is not good. The developing of the society is not fast as other countries, The health system has not been developed. People’s medical conditions is not good too.

The capstone of this project will focus on the current economic situation in Africa, the existing medical system in Africa. I am trying to find the relationship between the health system and the economy. I will select some special countries as examples, carefully analyze the status and shortcomings of the country, and use those examples to find out the rules. There is no doubt that a person’s economy is matter for country, the medical system is the most basic guarantee for everyone. I will mainly analyze the relationship between the individual economy and the medical system from the paper and analyze how they promote each other. And from several aspects to analyze the important role of medical systems in the development of the personal economy, and how an imperfect medical system consumes personal wealth and damages the development of the individual economy.

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Issues in Marketing

Issues in Marketing

2-3 page paper with 2 reference. APA guidelines. Answer all parts of question. Discuss the effectiveness of social media marketing and how it has changed the way you make purchasing decisions every day. Consider the different types of social media and list the specific applications which best communicates with adults-and-those that best communicates with kids/ teenagers. What is the reasoning behind your response? If you are unfamiliar with social media applications, research reviews online and conduct your own research to formulate your responses. No cover sheet is needed. Use good grammar and spelling. Support your wok with cited and referenced research.

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Training Plan

Training Plan

 

An organization’s ability to provide its employees with additional knowledge or skills that employees can effectively utilize remains central to raising the level of performance and productivity of both employees and the organization itself. Too many training opportunities, though, are not effectively created and utilized. The consequence is that the training presentation or program does not change the basic character or performance of an employee.

Research an organization that recently enacted a new or innovative training program. Be sure to choose an organization with which you are familiar and for which you can gather sufficient information to successfully complete this assignment. For this assignment, develop a well-written paper that includes the following:

  • Provide a brief background of the organization and detail the general issues/problems that the training was intended to address (for example, the lack of motivation within the sales force).
  • Present the general components of an effective training plan and assess whether the training program developed and implemented in your example followed general components of an effective training plan, explaining why it did or did not.
  • Finally, evaluate whether the training plan may be effective or not, stating how you would modify the training plan to raise the chance that it may effectively modify the behavior/attitude of the organization’s employees and therefore lead to greater productivity and profitability.

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • Be 3-4 pages in length
  • Include at least two scholarly sources that support your position as stated in this assignment
  • Be formatted according to the APA Requirements
  • Sample paper for format requirements attached

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