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Schizophrenics may also experience social withdrawal and disinterest. The term “schizophrenias” was first brought up by Paul Eugen Bleuler, a swiss psychiatrist in 1911 (DSM-IV-TR., 2001). Blueler believed there was a “split or multiple personality” in the minds of schizophrenics (VandenBos, 2007). He had a mnemonic for his description of this disorder, it came to be known as Bleuler’s Four A’s (DSM-IV-TR., 2001). The four A’s described the four areas that this order creates a disturbance in.
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Unlike other illnesses, it marks not only afflicted individuals, but also their relatives (96). Types and Symptoms of Schizophrenia: It is important to understand that there are different types of this mental illness as well. According to Hoffer, The different types are: paranoid, catatonic, disorganized, undifferentiated and the residual type. In cases like paranoid type, auditory hallucinations an... ... middle of paper ... ...ew perspectives on the neurodevelopment hypothesis of schizophrenia”. Psychiatric Annals.
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Schizophrenia can exhibit either positive or negative or both signs. Whereas the positive sign is characterised by paranoia, false principles or hallucination, the negative aspect is marked by depression, withdrawal from communal connections. But pleasing of social responses shortfall in attention and memory are ascribed to cognitive effect. Generally, schizophrenia is considered to be neurodevelopment unrest rather than neurogenerative disorder (Harrison et al., 2003). There are several divisions in the brain that can be affected by schizophrenia.
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