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South University Online
Schizophrenia is one of the most complexes of all mental health disorders. It involves a severe, chronic, and disabling disturbance of the brain. And, what was once classified as a psychological disease is now classified as a brain disease People with Schizophrenia may hear voices that other people do not hear. They believe that other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts or plotting to harm them. People with Schizophrenia get terrified which causes them to become withdrawn or very agitated. They may sit for hours without talking or moving, but they do talk in a way that does
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Schizophrenia, a chronic and disabling psychological disorder, affects individuals from all walks of life, all social, economic, and education classes. Although schizophrenia has long been a topic of extensive research, an exact cause has yet to be determined.
Schizophrenia typically affects an individual’s thoughts, feelings, percetions, and relationships with others. Although there are many different symptoms of schizophrenia, not all are present in every patient suffering from the disorder. Delusions, distorted speech, and hallucinations are common symptoms. Additional symptoms, such as ususual behavior, lack of hygiene, and withdrawal from social activites
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Schizophrenia, referred to as a split personality disorder, is a chronic, severe, devastating mental illness that affects approximately 1% of the population, equivalent to more than 2 million people in the United States. Statistics indicates schizophrenia affects men about 1½ times more frequently than women. (National Comorbidity Survey, 1994) It is a psychotic mental disorders characterized by symptoms of thought, behavior, and social problems. The thought problems linked with schizophrenia described as psychosis, in that the individual thinking is totally out of touch with reality. The individual with this disorder may also have disorganized speech, and behavior, physically or careless
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Stephanie Renee Huston
PSY 326 Research Methods
Instructor: Keisha Keith
Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder that gives a misleading or false account of the way a person thinks, behave, communicate their feelings, realize or understand, and relates to others. Schizophrenia has been considered as one of many
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Critically discuss how people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia are able to live
positively with their disorder
Student No: 47851449
Due date: June 17th 2015
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2. Definition of Schizophrenia......................................................................
3. Diagnostic criteria of Schizophrenia.........................................................
4. Hallmark features of Schizophrenia.........................................................
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This mental disorder. However, it is proven that one is more apt to obtain schizophrenia if there is a member in their family that has had this disease already leaving those who do not have a family member with schizophrenia to be very unlikely to acquire it. Another way of acquiring schizophrenia in the inherited sense is through a dietary factor. This would mean that a certain food would trigger schizophrenia in a household present in the member of the family that eats that food (Torrey 80).
Early in this disease, there may be obsession with religion, matters of the supernatural, or abstract causes of creation. Speech may be characterized by unclear symbolism’s. Later, words
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Research Study: Schizophrenia
PSY326: Research Methods
June 18, 2012
Schizophrenia is the most common and complex mental disorder that has an impact on many people worldwide. Not only is the disorder complex but devastating. Schizophrenia starts in the early lives of an individual and can lead to lifelong disability (Moritz, 2010). In this paper schizophrenia will be introduced as well as why this topic and discipline were chosen. There will also be a research study that will not only be critiqued by the research that is given but also how the research was presented as well. While primarily focusing on the research study a
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considered major disorders and involves confusionin all portions of a person's life. Psychosis is seen in a wide range of organic disordersand schizophrenia. These disorders are severe, intense, and disruptive. A person witha psychotic disorder suffers greatly, as do those in his or her immediate environment.Individuals suffering from withdrawal are said to be autistic. That is, the personwithdraws from reality into a private world of his or her own. The psychotic individual ismore withdrawn than a person with a neurotic disorder or any other mental disorder.The affect, mood, or emotional tone in a person with a psychotic disorder is immenselydifferent from that of normal affect. In the mood
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*Show Slide 1*
Schizophrenia is a little known mental disease that affects a small percentage of people throughout the world.
The human brain is the most complex organ in the human body, and it is hard to decipher what exactly causes social capability, and overall mental health to deteriorate.
Schizophrenia is an extremely mysterious disease, that strikes the interest of many people.
Today I am going to inform you all about one of the most commonly recognized mental diseases, yet most mysterious to doctors. Not all of you may have been affected by schizophrenia, maybe none of you at all. Although, it is a disease that greatly affects those
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In 1887, Dr. Emile Kraepelin, a German physician, discovered a distinct mental disorder characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and extremely impaired thinking, emotions and overall behavior. He called it “dementia praecox”; however in 1911, a Swiss psychiatrist, Eugen Blueler found that the term, “schizophrenia” was more fitting for the disorder. Blueler coined the phrase and it was found that the word has a Greek origin with the meaning, “split brain”. This definition is spot on because the symptoms of schizophrenia demonstrate a split between perception and senses. Although schizophrenia was only named just over one hundred years ago, its symptoms and
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Schizophrenia Research Essay
“What is schizophrenia?” … “A schizophrenic is a person who has split personalities…”
The common belief of the American society is that schizophrenia refers to a person with split or multiple personalities. When in fact it is not that at all, but instead it something deeper that severely affects the human mind.
Being schizophrenic affects a person in so many ways, physically, mentally, and especially emotionally. Many schizophrenics are characterized by symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking and speech, bizarre behavior, and social withdrawal. Many schizophrenics find themselves withdrawing from the ones around
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Understanding Schizophrenia: a Biological Approach
NAME: Maria Saldias DATE: 4-28-2011
TITLES OF ARTCILES:
1-“ What Causes Schizophrenia”, by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.& the National Institute of Mental health12,Nov,2006.
2- “The Concept of Progressive Brain Change in Schizophrenia: Implications for Understanding Schizophrenia”, by Linn E. Delisi. 2008
Schizophrenia is a brain disorder, which interferes with normal brain functioning. It is mainly characterize by major disturbances in perception, language, thought, emotions and behavior. Furthermore, it can also trigger
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“I’m not a Schizophrenic, I have Schizophrenia!”
December 7, 2011
The movie that I have chosen to write about is called “Identity” with John Cusack, Ray Liotta, and Amanda Peete as the big names. Its focus is on an inmate who is 24 hours from being executed. His defense team is giving it one last attempt to prove he has schizophrenia and was not aware of the murders he committed. The movie does not give much backdrop into the causes or symptoms, but shows one method of treatment. I will explain the symptoms, causes, treatments, and some other useful information on this disease.
The best place to start is symptoms of Schizophrenia. They are broken down into 3 main
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* Schizophrenia is a brain disease that 1 in 100 people are diagnosed with, and is much more common than we think. This disease affects the way people perceive the outside world and emotions. Symptoms of this disease are seeing or believing certain things exist that really does not. People who are schizophrenic believe people are out to harm them and they are always in danger or even in some cases, being watched. This disease usually starts in early teens to adult hood, and it has been shown that the earlier signs begin the more serious the disease will be. Statistics also have shown that this disease is more prevalent in men rather then women. Although this is a very severe
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Case Study: Brian
Schizophrenia is a severe brain disorder that has affected many people all over the world. It is a term that many people have heard but few understand the true meaning. When described, those with schizophrenia involve abnormal changes in their behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and views on the world. Those with schizophrenia are considered to have their behavior disturbed in particular way along with having difficulty with reality. With a remarkable amount of evaluation on the client, Brian, he has shown a pattern that leads to the diagnosis of Schizophrenia.
There are a number of factors that play an important role when considering one with abnormal
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In this essay I will discuss the mental disorder Schizophrenia and the ways in which John Forbes Nash the main character in the movie A Beautiful Mind dealt with it. I will also define the mental disorder; discuss the symptoms, the causes, the treatments, the relationship between violence and individuals who are diagnosed with Schizophrenia, the general publicÐ²Ð‚â„¢s reaction towards people with Schizophrenia, and the ways in which people with Schizophrenia can help the general public and themselves in coping with this particular mental disorder and possibly other mental disorders.
Firstly, according to Coconcea (2005) Ð²Ð‚ÑšSchizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental
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December 10, 2010
Schizophrenia, one of the known illnesses but with a hard judgment of misconceptions and foolish pretenses that aren’t valid. History that lies in hand with this illness is interesting and is more complex than most would perceive it to be. As far back as the second millennium, people believed a Schizophrenic person was possessed by demons or poisoned. These people were considered the “abnormal” and were treated as so and were condemned to be mad. This disorder was known to be between dementia praecox and manic depression which was theorized by Dr. Kraepelin who was a German physician in 1887.
Schizophrenia, which came from the Greek language
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processes to better help the individuals that they work with. Knowledge of the how the brainâ€™s chemistry influences behavior and how different substances can alter this will provide a basis for providing the best level of care. A psychologist can better diagnosis, educate the client about the disorder and treatment options, and recognize potential problems if he or she is aware of the principles of psychopharmacology. Etiology, Clinical Presentation & Progression of Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental illness that affects approximately one percent of the general population of the United States; 2 million Americans meet the diagnostic criteria at any one time (Lee
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December 5, 2015
The Misuse of Drugs and Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia, a brain disorder in which the person interprets reality abnormally. Patients with schizophrenia may hear voice other’s do not hear, they fear others can read their mind or their thoughts. Therefore most of them rely on others for help whether it is traveling to places or simply just making sure they take their medication. Schizophrenics are mostly medicated with anti-psychotics, made to treat severe mental illness. Sometimes these patients stop taking their medication because of the side effects. A side effect that anti-psychotics has is major sensitivity to the sun
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Cognitive Dysfunction Relating to Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is often a chronic relapsing psychotic disorder that disrupts normal thought, speech, and behavior. It is a cluster of severe prolonged mental disturbances that “...is by far the most chronic and disabling of the major mental disorders. This disease may be one disorder, or it may be many disorders, with different causes” (Andreasen & Schutlz, 1999). It is a disease that makes it difficult for a person to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences. In addition, “it enables the person to think logically, to have normal emotional responses to others, and to behave normally in social situations” (Andreasen
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The Dopamine Hypothesis of Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a disease that has plagued societies around the world for centuries, although it was not given its formal name until 1911. It is characterized by the presence of positive and negative symptoms. Positive symptoms are so named because of the presence of altered behaviors, such as delusions, hallucinations (usually auditory), extreme emotions, excited motor activity, and incoherent thoughts and speech. (1,2) In contrast, negative symptoms are described as a lack of behaviors, such as emotion, speech, social interaction, and action. (1,2) These symptoms are by no means concrete. Not all schizophrenic patients will exhibit all or
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Surrounded by white walls, a bed, and a locked door, this is another birthday just like the rest. Today is my 64th birthday and the only contact with the world I had today was with the nurse that gave me my breakfast and medicine. I've called the Tinley Mental hospital home for the last seven years. They let me out and then I forget to take my medicine and I'm right back where I started. Although I'm not married, I have three children, Tree Seven Galmore, Theodora Bass Galmore, and Ally-Victoria Galmore, in which all three warned me that if I don't take my medicine I was going to end up here. And I did. Although schizophrenia runs in my family, I didn't except that I would be diagnosed with
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Schizophrenia and Psychosis and Lifespan Development
September 26, 2011
Schizophrenia and Psychosis and Lifespan Development
Schizophrenia and lifespan developmental disorders reduce the normal functioning of individuals suffering from them. These disorders consist of components that vary extensively; therefore defining and understanding each component within the individual’s circumstances is of extreme importance. This is especially true when diagnosing childhood disorders. Identifying and understanding these components assists in creating more effective therapeutic applications, intervention, and prevention of these disorders (Hansell & Damour
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whatâ€™s not reality so this statement is false and unfair. As his lawyer described â€œhis reality is nothing like any of you have ever experienced in your life.' Schizophrenics also have delusions which meant he couldâ€™ve feared for his life because he felt threatened by the women he murdered.
Later on in the article, in the smaller writing, it then gives his side of the story despite having been initially saying how he murdered an innocent women and it was basically nothing to do with his schizophrenia. The article almost contradicts the headline by describing the symptoms of his schizophrenia which wouldâ€™ve caused him not to be sane. It says how he was â€œoften hospitalized and
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Schizophrenic disorder trends in diagnosis and treatment.
Charles J. Varner II
Schizophrenic disorder trends in diagnosis and treatment.
Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder that consists of four different classification types. These classifications types are disorganized schizophrenia, catatonic schizophrenia, paranoid schizophrenia and undifferentiated schizophrenia. According to National Institute of Mental Health (1993), “60% of American adults have sought treatment/services in a twelve month period” (Treatment/Services Use) and the MedicineNet (2012) website states that schizophrenia “affects about 1% of the population, more than 2
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History indicates the disorder known as schizophrenia has been a source of misunderstanding for many people. Schizophrenia is one of the most confusing disorders studied in the field of psychology. Most people believe schizophrenia is a mental disorder of multiple personalities. Some think those who suffer from this disorder are completely insane. The real truth behind is, they don’t have multiple personalities and aren’t completely crazy. Schizophrenia is a disease that makes it impossible for a person to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences (Chudler, n.d). A condition that is life-long lasting and may not have cure but instead be treated (Grohol, n.d
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The Voices Inside
Theodore O. Bradford
Schizophrenia is a severe psychological disorder that has plagued scientist for centuries. In this paper will discuss the symptoms and treatment options for those diagnosed with schizophrenia. Symptoms of schizophrenia vary from person to person therefore treatment for each individual will vary. Though there is no cure for schizophrenia, those diagnosed with this psychological disorder should not be treated with antipsychotics alone.
Individuals suffer from ailments that vary in nature, and which have differing effects on
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distort their relationships with their surrounding and with people. Morris, C.G
and Maisto, A.A (2010) Understanding Psychology pp. 415. Schizophrenia affects families and
society because those who have it may have difficulty holding down a job or caring for
themselves. Schizophrenia may present itself different from person to person. Those with
disorganized schizophrenia may express bizarre symptoms that may seem to relate to those of
young children, they often giggle or make faces and may have trouble with controlling their
bodily functions. People who are diagnosed as catatonic schizophrenics mimic robotic like
behavior, they are usually mute and can sit for hours without moving
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is said to suffer from paranoid schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is defined as: a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental illness characterized by impairments in the perception or expression of reality, most commonly manifesting as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions or disorganized speech and thinking in the context of significant social or occupational dysfunction. Paranoid schizophrenia is a subtype of schizophrenia. In Donnie Darko, many of the symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia are obvious in Donnie and the events that happen are easy to believe are staged in the mind of an individual suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. Onset of Schizophrenia is
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Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic, and generally disabling brain and behavior disorder. It is most accurately described as a psychosis - a type of illness that causes severe mental disturbances that disrupts normal thoughts, speech, and behavior. Schizophrenia is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Positive symptoms may include delusions, thought disorders, and hallucinations. People with schizophrenia may hear voices other people don't hear, or believe other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. Negative symptoms may include abolition (a lack of desire or motivation to accomplish goals), lack of
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Kimberly S. McGhee
C04.V.9.1/Introduction to Psychology
April 13, 2015
I chose to do my assignment on the movie, “A Beautiful Mind”. I’ve watched this film many times even prior to taking this class. I’ve always enjoyed how realistic it was and the great acting. I have real life experience in dealing with schizophrenia, as one of my uncles had it. I got to see him actively psychotic, delusional and suffering from paranoia. Therefore, I thought this would be the most appropriate movie for me to review.
Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder that affects a person’s personality due to emotional instability and loss of contact with reality. It is also
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PS104 Introduction to Phycology
There are approximately 26 million people worldwide with schizophrenia and approximately 2 million adults with schizophrenia in the United States. Schizophrenia is a major mental illness affecting the normal functioning of the brain. It is characterized by psychotic symptoms and a diminished range of expressions of emotion. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and by a defect of typical emotional responses. Some symptoms include hearing hallucinations, paranoid delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking, isolation, and problems paying attention. The onset of symptoms
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Kennedy BarnettNettie FarrisENG 10209/10/14 Imagination or Schizophrenia?I like to play games; fun ones. The ones where you run around trying to get away from someone. Tag? Yeah, I like tag. My favorite game is Hide and Seek. I'm usually the one hiding; I like to hide. I like to have someone find me because then I can hide in places they'll never look. Anabelle never looks there so I always win. Anabelle is my best friend. My mom tells me to stop playing with her, but she doesn't like that very much. Sometimes she tells me to hurt my mom but I love my mom, I don't want to hurt her. I like counting numbers. She like to do that too. We usually count to 100, but sometimes I forget the numbers
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Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases, and Drugs
Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases, and Drugs
Discuss any associated theories behind the disorders and diseases.
* Anxiety Disorder
* Tourette Syndrome
The first disorder I am going to discuss is Schizophrenia, this is defined as “the splitting of psychic functions.” There are positive as well as negative symptoms to determining schizophrenia. Some of these symptoms include for the positive, delusions of being controlled, delusions of persecution or delusions of grandeur, hallucinations (voices), inappropriate affect “failure to react with
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Analyzing Psychological Disorders
December 2, 2012
Analyzing Psychological Disorders
Schizophrenia, drug abuse, and anxiety are all complex psychological disorders. When helping someone that suffers from these disorders, you must understand how and why they work the way that they do. All three disorders come with symptoms that can cause people not blend in with society and live a normal life. The right kinds of treatment can help people to overcome the symptoms of these disorders and live a normal life, but they are not curable.
Schizophrenia affects the most crucial parts of the brain: the forebrain, the hindbrain
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All behaviours are caused by both biological and genetic influences such as hormones, the structure of the brain, neurotransmitters and genetics. Testosterone (a hormone that can affect a male’s behaviour in increased amounts) has been found to be linked to aggression. Hormones can also affect a female’s behaviour during the menopause as oestrogen levels will significantly decrease. A lack of oestrogen in women is linked to depression in women. An example of the structure of the brain having an impact on the person’s behaviour would be a person who suffers from schizophrenia. In post-mortem examinations of schizophrenic patients, it is found that the ventricles in their
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to depict a rather coherent case of schizophrenia directly relates to the overall depiction of the creative process as something at once logical and irrational, fantastic and grounded in reality.
Although there are some inconsistencies between Nasar's novel and Howard's movie and even between Nasar's book and what some reviews have claimed to be the truth of Nash's life, these inconsistencies can be analyzed and understood to be intentional enlightening hints as to both Nasar's and Howard's views of what the creative process exactly was for John Nash. Ron Howard takes a very interesting diversion from Nasar's text right from the beginning of the movie in an effort to project a fairly
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diagnosed with a mental disorder for they don’t even discriminate against those with mental disorders that are a part of their army (Liu, et.al., 2012). In India the care of those with schizophrenia is much more adequate for they provide them with their own caregivers, showing they may take the psychological disorder much more seriously (Balaji, et.al., 2012). Here in America, according to APA guidelines educational teachings of those around a schizophrenic patient should be mandatory, in which America is trying to educate those more about psychological illnesses and their severity (Vreeland, 2012). Schizophrenia can actually be more likely to appear in different cultural settings as opposed to
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the SCL90-R (Rossler, et al., 2011, pp. 13-14). The results of the study
showed a relatively high positive correlation between the schizotypal symptoms and the
depression symptoms of subjects (Rossler, et al., 2011, p. 15). While a correlation is not
evidence to prove that depression causes Schizophrenia, it does prove a relationship between
schizophrenia and depression. This relates to the topic at hand in that it is widely accepted that
stress often leads to depression. Thus, it is possible that the stress brought on these subjects by
military recruitment is related to their depression which is, as stated previously, related to their
Schizophrenia. Thus, it is
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knowledge in psychology . I will begin the first part of my presentation by explaining Schizophrenia treatments , area ‘ s of the brain affected , causal factors , associated symptoms , neural basis , and appropriate drug therapies . I have many months of studying drug abuse and anxiety . I have family members who are suffering from these illnesses , and I really want to make a difference in people , s life by spending my time to help make their daily behavior more acceptable ( Schizophrenia Information & Treatment Introduction ) .
2. Part: Schizophrenia
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There are many mental health disorders and illnesses to which people suffer from. After reading several case studies and matching the correct diagnosis to the correct case study, now it is time to go over these case studies, diagnosis, causes and treatments. There are five case studies in total. The diagnoses to be covered are schizoid personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, somatoform disorder, dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia.
The first case study was on a middle ages woman name Josephine. Josephine presented with symptoms of schizoid personality disorder. She is avoidant of social situations, shows no emotions and prefers to be alone. From a cognitive
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traumatic event is much more horrendous then most people will ever experience during one’s life. A traumatic experience such as natural disasters, rape, murder, or the violence of war. Some of the symptom related to PTSD are nightmare, flashbacks, withdrawn, hypervigilance, and easily startled. The symptoms of the mental disorder might become less infrequent and severe over time, while other might eventually overcome the mental disorder completely, but studies have shown the effects of PTSD can last a lifetime with some people (Kowalski & Westen, 2011, pp. 563-565).
Psychodynamic used as a one on one talking therapy for patients, even though the treatment for schizophrenia using
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A Beautiful Mind
Schizophrenia is a disease many are not aware of. The movie “A Beautiful Mind” is a true story based on a young man named, John Nash, in in 1947 in Princeton, New Jersey. He attends Princeton University on a Carnegie scholarship for math and science. He is intelligent, socially awkward but has an amazing talent in math. This movie shows us how John goes from being a student to a professor. While he is teaching, he believes he is a CIA agent helping the government, and works on making a revolutionary discovery/formula that will change life. He works on top secret missions and spends countless hours trying to help his
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Medication compliance is a significant issue in the care of people with mental health conditions, particularly if the mental health condition is of an enduring and severe nature. The reason for this is that there is an increased likelihood of symptoms returning without the individual maintaining adherence to a prescribed medication regime. Conditions such as schizophrenia, psychosis and bi polar disorder fall under the remit of severe and enduring mental illness and it is reported that medication non compliance is likely to have severe implications to an individual’s psychological health and wellbeing (Le Page, 2010).
Leahy (2006) estimates that up to 70% of recurrent
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broad diagnostic view of schizophrenia, with the result that some patients with affective disorders have been given a diagnosis of schizophrenia” (parker, 2011). For the reason many patients have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, when they should have just been diagnosed with an affective disorder. Along with schizophrenia being mistakenly diagnosed, neurasthenia and anxiety were frequently diagnosed when depression was complemented with numerous somatic conditions (parker, 2011).
In conclusion, contextual factors like discrimination, poverty, and immigration stress should be taken into account to understand ethnic differences in rates of mental disorders. There is great diversity among and within ethnic groups in the prevalence of mental disorders.
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I watched the movie called "A Beautiful Mind". The movie is all about this guy called John Nash. John Nash was known as a really smart mathematician. But he was greatly affected with some kind of a illness. This kind of illness is considered a mental disease. It also greatly affected his career at the time. John Nash had developed schizophrenia, which people define as split mind or the splitting of the mind. When you have schizophrenia, it's caused by unpredictable things distracting a person. Now it's one of the most common mental disorder people develop. There has also been research found that men develop schizophrenia more earlier than women do. It usually occurs when you are in
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DSM Category | Definition | Criteria/Symptoms |
1.Schizophrenia | Disorder with 6 month duration continuous , that is characterized with psychosis (delusions/Hallucinations) | Delusions, Hallucinations, Disorganized Speech, Disorganized behavior or catatonic behavior, Flattening affect, Social/occupational dysfunction, persistant duration of more than 6 months continuos, |
2. Schizophreniform Disorder | Mental disorder diagnosed with the prevelance of schizophrenia for at least 1 month but less than 6 months | Meets criteria a, D, and E of schizophrenia, which lasts at least one month but less than six. |
3. Schizoaffective Disorder | Mental disorder characterized
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Analyzing Psychological Disorders
I would like to start off by thanking you for your time and consideration and giving me the opportunity to meet with you. I would love the opportunity to work with you in your clinic and continue to gain knowledge and learn. Again, I appreciate the opportunity to present to you my knowledge on this particular disorder, schizophrenia as well as the chance to review the two case studies that you have allowed me to review. I am sure I can provide the information you are looking for in a professional manner.
To begin, there are many different types of psychological disorders and they are all somewhat the same but also very
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, thyroid, and adrenal glands; ovaries, testes, and the pancreas are also organs in the endocrine system. Determining how much heredity and genetics play a role in a personâ€™s behavior brings up the old controversy of nature versus nurture. Â For years, scientists have attempted to identify specific genes that may be responsible for behaviors such as anxiety, shyness, depression, aggression, addiction and risk-taking. Studies involving twins have attempted to associate genetics and behavior. The much higher rate, demonstrated by identical twins, suggests that heredity plays a crucial role in schizophrenia. When one identical twin develops schizophrenia, the chances are about 50% that the
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much for her mind to deal with so it made a barrier surrounding
all memories of her son’s death. Psychotherapy would be needed to allow Karen to feel safe and
to understand what is going on. This will also help to free her memories and to allow her to
better cope with the situation. Hypnosis may also be used to help free her memories and to help
her feel safe.
Case Study Five
Tony has most likely been predisposed to Schizophrenia. This could be genetic or could
have been developed during childhood and was only suppressed until reaching college where
stress had greatly risen and life was beginning to change. This disorder is very difficult to treat
because medication is generally the only option and schizophrenic patients tend to stray off from
their medication. Psychosocial therapies are also given to patients with schizophrenia.
Comer, R. J. (2011). Fundamentals of abnormal psychology (6th ed.). New York, NY: Worth.