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Michelle Obama once said: “At the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health illness in this country. Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there should be no distinction”. Many times we do not pay attention to certain mental illness because they are  not as common as others, because we think they are not as bad as other, or simple because we think they are not a real mental illness. But all mental illness or any other illness need the same attention as others. In this case we will focus in a person with schizophrenia. On November 7th, 2016 Melanie Liverpool-Turner, was charged with murder for allegedly pushing Watton in front of an oncoming one train in 42nd station Times Square Manhattan. Daily News reported “Liverpool-Turner had a history of mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar, depression and “hearing voices.” She also had a “prior history of assault and/or other behavior that posed a danger to members of the public,” the suit maintains.” (Daily, 2016). There was not much reported about her mental history or how long she has been diagnosed with it, nor does it say if she was diagnosed by a professional. One aspect that it was mention by Liverpool- Tuner was that she hears voices and which told her to push people into the tracks. As many might know one of the symptoms of schizophrenia are hallucination which it was presented in this case, but we need at two or more symptoms to be diagnosed with schizophrenia some of the symptoms can be delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, disorganized behavior, and or negative symptoms. I can not identify any stigma used in this report, some of the images used was the police officers taking Liverpool-Tuner as she was taken arrested, other image used was how the police took the dead body from the station and how they took it out of the tracks.Some of the Sociocultural variables mention in the report was the age of the aggressor which was 30 years old and the victims age was 49 years old, the race of Liverpool-Tuner was not reported but it was shown in the pictures presented in the report as a African-American female. These Sociocultural variables were not used to describe her mental disorder. In my opinion the variables were not used against her because they just mention her aged, but if we do pay attention to the pictures taken of the scene it might affect the reaction of people when talking about her mental issue because she was an African-American Female and studies have shown that when reported their name, age or/and race it affects a lot in there report. Some possible causes that could of been presented in this case of schizophrenia, if she had parents with schizophrenia, in other words hereditary and it runs in the family. It is not caused by a single genetic variation but by complex interactions of genetics and environmental influences. This means that there is a possibility of passing schizophrenia from parents to their children. Also, the brain abnormalities which is problems with the brain chemistry including neurotransmitters, may add as a contributing factor. These neurotransmitters enables the brain cells to communicate. When neurotransmitters are affected, the network of the neurons is also affected, which can lead to abnormal brain function, although this need not occur in all schizophrenics exclusively. There was no signs are symptoms of schizophrenia reported. Diagnosis of schizophrenia involves ruling out other mental health disorders and determining that symptoms are not due to substance abuse, medication or a medical condition. Determining a diagnosis of schizophrenia may include: test and screening these may include test that help rule out conditions with similar symptoms, and screening for alcohol and drugs. The doctors may also request imaging studies like MRI or CT scan. Psychiatric evaluation, a doctor or mental health professional checks mental status by observing appearance and asking about thoughts, moods, delusions, hallucinations, substance use, and potential for violence or suicide.In conclusion, a person with a mental illness suffer a lot with society. Even though many say that people with a mental illness are not dangerous, in some occasions it might happen not people they want to but because they have a compulsive or something blocking their thought at the time the make the wrong decisions, because most of these affect the frontal lobe with is in charge of decision making and reasoning.

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