Inquiry topic: Schizophrenia
Inquiry question: Can we create a health care system that treats schizophrenic patients successfully and reduces the stigma at the same time?
Name of teacher: Silvia Knittel
Plan: It took me quite a little to find the right project for butterfly effect. My first inquiry wasn't really a topic, that was interesting for me. But I think now I found the right project and I'm very excited about it.
Schizophrenia is a very interesting mental disease, but as I experience by myself not a lot of people know about it.
For those who never heard of the disease, I found a quick summary and definition on Youtube. I would explain it to myself, but I want to get started with the really interesting research and not wasting time with the introductions.
I want to look into:
...the treatment of schizophrenia from different countries and cultures
....artists with schizophrenia.
....as well as new medical research (f.e. Marijuana and schizophrenia).
My goals are:
- to get closer to the reasons for bad treatment and stigmatization
- how art can help reducing that stigma
- and how we move forward to an innovative and open therapy of schizophrenia (based on the first research point)