Outline Of A Speech On Schizophrenia

1177 Words May 7th, 2015 5 Pages
Nahian Chowdhury
Mrs. Jorgensen
Speech Communication 3B
27 April 2015
Schizophrenia
Specific Purpose:To inform my audience about Schizophrenia.
Central Idea: Schizophrenia, a severe mental disorder, has two different sets of symptoms, and is treated in two major ways.
INTRODUCTION
I. (Attention Getter) The world has a population of about 7 billion people. That means that one percent is roughly 70 million people, enough to almost match the population of California twice. Now imagine that many seeing, hearing, and believing things that are not physically there . II. (Reveal Topic) What you are imagining is schizophrenia, my topic for today.

III. (Credibility Statement) I became interested in schizophrenia when watching The Lord of the Rings with a few friends, when one quipped up, “Ya know, Gollum has schizophrenia. The ring caused it” and another argued,“He just has a split personality.” This forced me to find out who was right, so I did some research and was able to find a few resources that taught me a lot about schizophrenia. IV. (Preview) Schizophrenia, a severe mental disorder, has two different sets of symptoms, and is treated in two major ways.

BODY
I. (MAIN POINT 1) There are two categories of symptoms of Schizophrenia, positive and negative. A. (SUBPOINT) The positive symptoms are the ones that are easy to identify in a patient. These are the symptoms that we would associate with someone who is crazy. They are usually exaggerated or confused…

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