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.
Schizophrenia Schizophrenia in the media is depicted with a negative light; it creates a deception of a mad and horrifying patient. The schizophrenic portrayed is one who resembles a psychopath, a killer and ultimately a bad person. This is not the case in real life. A Schizophrenic is simply a patient with a mental illness that has its symptoms, causes and treatments. The goal of this essay is to inform others about what Schizophrenia really is by giving light to The causes of schizophrenia, how people with schizophrenia perceive reality, have trouble managing emotions and relating to others.
Schizophrenia Introduction Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that is the base of several psychological symptoms. There are many people out there who suffer from this disorder and have no idea on how to cure it. Some people tend to spend their whole life with this disorder; whilst others get it treated as soon as they see first sign or symptom of it. Schizophrenia is not a disorder that cannot be treated; with the right kind of treatment, the disorder can be controlled and the individual suffering from it can be cured. The paper will discuss the schizophrenia disorder in detail, causes, risk, signs & symptoms, and treatments of it.
Abstract Throughout this paper I hope to interest you in the mental illness schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a not commonly talked about multiple personality disorder. It has many dark misconceptions surrounding it, and the people diagnosed with this illness. You will hear a lot of people say that people with schizophrenia need to be in mental wards. People with schizophrenia commit violent crimes.
It is because of this that many think that schizophrenia is an illness of split personalities but in fact it most schizophrenics are often too disordered to carry out double lives. The true origin and/or reason for the development of schizophrenia is till this day uncertain but scientists are certain that there is more than one cause for the development of schizophrenia. Many explanations have risen for the cause of schizophrenia; one states that brain abnormalities and chemicals in the brain contribute to the development of schizophrenia (Hemmings, 1989), while another argues that a person 's environment and early experiences within relationships causes schizophrenia (Faraone, 1997). Schizophrenia is one of the most severe psychopathologies and from a study done in Finland it was determined that the lifetime prevalence of all psychotic disorders exceeds 3%, with a prevalence for schizophrenia of 0.87% (Davison 327). Schizophrenia sometimes begins in childhood but it usually is more apparent in late adolescent, ages 15 – 25, and sometimes it is more visible in men than in women.
The second one is a condition that results from the coexistence of disparate or antagonistic qualities, identities, or activities, this is not true. It implies that a person with schizophrenia also has multipl... ... middle of paper ... ...om being real. Although personality disorders cannot be cured, they can be managed and “cooled down” through therapy and various medications. Virtually every mental disorder exhibits a designated stereotype behind it. Society has misinterpreted stereotypes so heavily that the mentally ill have been classified as careless and violent people.
Although people suffering from the disorder are often unable to maintain a normal life they are in no way dangerous to the people. These movies give the wrong idea about how a schizophrenic truly acts. A large majority of the public are afraid of schizophrenics because they are given the idea that they are violent people unable to control their actions. Schizophrenics are already suffering from not being able to live a normal life, it is not fair for media to make them out to be violent people.
This quote is from a person who suffers with schizophrenia and describes it better than anyone on the outside of the disorder ever could. Schizophrenia is a key mental illness that negatively affects a person life and their surrounding environments (DSM-IV-TR. 4th). This paper will shed some light into this horrible mental ailment. It will discuss the symptoms and treatment for the disorder in a non-scientific, more familiar way.
Miss Emily was seen as a recluse and odd, but what no one in the town knew was that she couldn't help it there was more going on with her then people could see. By the story’s conclusion, the reader can go back through the story and identify many episodes where Miss Emily behavior hinted at the fact she may be suffering from a mental illness. It can be seen that the town wanted to deny this fact and to keep her as a social idol. This information, in fact, could be used to support the claim that Miss Emily may have suffered from a form of schizophrenia as defined by the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-IV criteria. Miss Emily could have developed this mental illness in response to demanding conditions living as a Southern woman from an aristocratic family.
One positive symptom is delusions – delusions occur when someone has a deeply rooted belief in something that is not true, or most members of society would believe the belief to be a misrepresentation of reality (Durand, Barlow 474). This is not of much assurance to those suffering from delusions, as people with schizophrenia honestly believe that their false perceptions are in fact true (Comer 427). Delusions of persecution are especially common. These delusions often lead schizophrenics to believe that ... ... middle of paper ... ... coping methods to deal with the symptoms of schizophrenia. CBT therapists try to educate, challenge, and find coping techniques to deal with hallucinations (Comer 460-461).