They may also make up words or phrases, change topic rapidly, or unnecessarily rhyme words. Catatonic schizophrenia is categorized as someone having trouble with moving, refusing to move, excessive movement, bizarre movements, and/or repetition of what others say or do. Residual schizophrenia is classified as when the patient suffered from symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, catatonic behavior, disorganized behavior, or disorganized speech, but the severity of these symptoms has diminished. Symptoms such as limited verbal expression, loss of initiative, or little to no expression of emotions are now prominent. Undifferentiated schizophrenia is known as when a patient encounters episodes wi... ... middle of paper ... ...bout this brain disorder can help the patient understand it better which helps them surpass their symptoms and understand how medication may be useful.
After the publication of DSM III the American definition moved away from the very broad definition of schizophrenia, to a more controlled approach that meant that less people are now wrongly diagnosed with schizophrenia. The symptoms of schizophrenia cause suffers problems in several major areas these include: thought, perception, attention, motor behaviour and emotion. Many patients, who are diagnosed with schizophrenia, only have some of the symptoms. Unlike mo... ... middle of paper ... ...hanism may malfunction or not work. We can guess that stress can trigger schizophrenia because of the EE studies that look at patient relapse rate.
SCHIZOPHRENIA 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.
These categories define how the symptoms are defined and treated. Positive symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized behavior, disorganized speech and thinking, difficulty to be goal oriented, the schizophrenic is unpredictable, silly, or exhibits behaviors that are bizarre to onlookers. Other positive symptoms include catatonic behaviors, which would be a decrease in reaction to the current environment. Positive symptoms, which do not occur very often, are unusual motor behavior, derealization, depersonalization and somatic preoccupations. Negative symptoms of schizophrenia include affective flattening, which is a reduction in the range and intensity of emotional expressions, Alogia categorized by a lessening of speech fluency and productivity, and Avolition, which is the reduction, or difficulty to initiate and persist in goal directed behavior.
Although it is a little more complicated than that, it is a good overall generalization of the disorder. The symptoms of Schizophrenia include hallucinations such as hearing voices and seeing things that are not there, delusions, disorganized speech, disorganized or catatonic behavior, and the decrease or lack of speech, movement, or emotion. Along with these symptoms the patient will have periods of depression (disinterest in l... ... middle of paper ... ...umbers don’t seem to be out there. If anyone happens to find any rates of relapse for Schizoaffective Disorder please send us an email! However, it seems to be agreed that a relapse can happen and is more likely to happen if no medication is taken.
Not all schizophrenics experiences a reduction of symptoms in response to the antipsychotic drugs that reduce dopamine activity. The problem with these drugs are that these drugs reduce some but not all schizophrenic symptoms. Discuss one aspect of schizophrenia that you didn’t know about before, or one aspect that you found particularly interesting and why. One aspect of schizophrenia that especially surprised me was not only how many people it effects and how many are at risk, but how much at risk people are these days. Also, that the fault of schizophrenia lies mostly within the male.
Is it possible that the reason that schizophrenics have an impaired sense of reality is because their brains logic is askew? Schizophrenia is one of the most severe psychopathologies present today. Its causes are still vague, and the symptoms vary across a large spectrum. However, two generalized grouped of symptoms have been identified for schizophrenics: positive symptoms, and negative symptoms. Negative symptoms include lack of activity, anhedonia, and loss of interest.
Lastly there is Residual Schizophrenia. Residual Schizophrenia manifests when a schizophrenic no longer displays serious prominent symptoms. Hallucinations and delusions may be present but they are not as nearly as severe episodes as they once were. In general, the best outcomes are linked with a little episode of symptoms worsening followed up by a return to normal functioning. Women have a better chance of having residual Schizophrenia than men.
Bipolar disorder, which is also called manic-depression, is a term used to define forms of irregular and intense mood swings that can make someone be depressed one day and a complete maniac the next. Unlike other medical conditions, bipolar disorder does not only affect one’s life, but it can also have an impact on other individuals. The extreme mood swings can have a major consequence on someone’s social life and cause one to fail in his or her career or education. Even though bipolar is not the immense discussion in medical disorders; it is still a dangerous condition that affects a multitude of individuals in the world. Many suffer severe symptoms and dangers but they can still live a satisfying life with treatments and therapy.
Symptoms can vary in intensity and alter over time. (Mueser & Gingerich, 2006) Psychotic symptoms also known as positive symptoms include perceptions or beliefs that reflect a break from reality and are not shared by people without mental illness. The two types of psychotic symptoms are hallucinations and delusions. Hallucinations are false perceptions that a person experiences but other people do not. They include hearing, seeing, feeling, tasting and smelling things that are not present in the environment.