Schizophrenia is a psychiatric behavioral disorder that causes patients to causes a split from reality in patients. Symptoms include disorganized thinking, inability function socially, inability to distinguish between allusions and reality, agitated body movements, hallucinations, and delusions. This is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that occurs in about 1% of the population. There is no cure for schizophrenia. Treatments include antipsychotic medications that come with a slew of negative side effects, psychosocial treatments, illness management skill therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
A person with schizophrenia may seem without goals in their life, become eccentric and unmotivated, they may isolate themselves and remove themselves from family and friends. The warning signs to watch for are • Lack of motivation • Social isolation & withdrawal • Irrational, bizarre or questioning behavior or odd statements or beliefs • Increases paranoia or questioning others’ motivations • Becoming more emotionless • Hostility or suspi... ... middle of paper ... ...s are: Loss of motivation Drowsiness Feeling sedated Weight gain Sexual dysfunction Nervousness There is some non-pharmalogical that a person with schizophrenia can turn to, there is personal therapy which is designed to help patients with schizophrenia recognize and respond appropriately to arousing stimuli improves function and reduces relapse. There is ECT(electro-convulsive therapy) has a modest and definite role to play in the treatment of schizophrenia, despite the adverse publicity it has received. Animal assisted therapy helps the patient by encouraging mobility, interpersonal contact and communication and reinforced activities of daily living. Works Cited http://www.invegasustenna.com/symptoms-of-schizophrenia http://www.molbio.princeton.edu/courses/mb427/1999/projects/9902/genetics.htm http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=722
The paper will discuss the schizophrenia disorder in detail, causes, risk, signs & symptoms, and treatments of it. Discussion Details about the disorder Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has disturbed people all through the history. Individuals who have this disorder might hear voices that people who do not have this disorder might hear. The former assumes that other people are reading their minds, monitoring their views, or conspiring to hurt them (Lehman, Lieberman, Dixon, McGlashan, Miller, Perkins, & Kreyenbuhl, 2004). This can frighten people with the disease and make them reserved or tremendously nervous.
The DSM-5 criteria for a diagnoses of schizophrenia is defined as having two or more symptoms for at least one month. The symptoms are delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, disorganized or catatonic behavior, and negative symptoms such as reduced motivation or emotional expression. Delusions, ha... ... middle of paper ... ...y is the severe impairments in social relationships. Schizophrenics with asociality have few friends and may not desire close relationships with other people. They also have poor social skills and a general disinterest in being around other people.
Individuals that suffer from schizophrenia seem too disengaged from society and are not able to perform some of the normal functions of life. The disorder is associated with “deficits in neurocognitive processes that represent a core feature of the disorder and may precede illness onset” (Kantrowitz, 2012) as stated in the Expect Review of Neurotherapeutics article. There are defects in many neuropsychological domains throughout the person’s brain that ends up causes the person to have certain reactions. People that suffer from schizophrenia also have episodes of hallucinations, delusions, incoherent speech, illogical thinking, and bizarre behaviors. In addition, some other behaviors are not being able to think clearly and have almost no facial expression to almost any emotio... ... middle of paper ... ... M., Rosen, C., Faull, R., & Strauss, G. P. (2008).
Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder. It is a disease that makes it difficult for a person to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences, to think logically, to have normal emotional responses to other, and to behave normally in social situations. People with schizophrenia may also have difficulty in remembering, talking, and behaving appropriately. Schizophrenia is one of the most common mental illnesses. About 1% of the world population has schizophrenia.
INTRODUCTION Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness. Patients experience progressive personality changes and a breakdown in their relationships with the outside world. They have disorganized and abnormal thinking, behavior and language and become emotionally unresponsive or withdrawn. “The first signs, usually only noticed in looking back on events, are likely to include an unexpected withdrawal of the degree or type of contact that the person used to have with family or school. The person seems less capable of of dealing with "minor" stresses in the accustomed way.
For many people schizophrenia is debilitating it is known to prevent an individual from being able to have a normal life (Koch, J. 2010). Hearing voices and having hallucinations are the two main symptoms and usually the reason for a person to seek help. Other symptoms include difficulty speaking and socializing, trouble displaying emotions and lack of overall day-to-day pleasures. Those with schizophrenia are often thought of being depressed by others (Koch, J.
People with this disorder have a hard time understanding and relating to others, managing emotions, and perceiving things as real or fake. The limbic system plays a large role in mood control and emotional responses. Many people with schizophrenia are often depressed and socially withdrawn. They also often hear voices in their head telling them to do things and hallucinate frequently b... ... middle of paper ... ...zophrenia becomes homeless. It also leads to a higher rate of victimization.
(1) The environment surrounding an individual also can trigger the onset of schizophrenia. It has been observed that family stress, trauma, and poor social interactions all have the tendency to promote schizophrenic behavior, though it does not necessarily cause it. Going along with this, it is also possible that prenatal conditions affect the development of schizophrenia... ... middle of paper ... ...he causes of schizophrenia. (3) After researching schizophrenia, it is apparent that there is no clear answer to the question of what causes the psychiatric disorder. Rather, there is much debate about the four hypotheses that seem to dominate the scientific community as of late.