The True Life episode, I have Schizophrenia, documented the struggles of three adults who suffer from Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective disorder. This paper will focus around Josh and whether he actually has Schizophrenia.
My patient’s name is Nicole Glover. She is a young adult in college, and had shown no previous signs of illness. Nicole’s symptoms make it very clear what our diagnosis should be: Schizophrenia. By speaking to her parents, Lynn and Dave Glover, we were able to determine that Dave had an aunt that was mentally ill. His aunt is the likely source of the disorder because it is a disease that is usually passed through genetics.
I chose to write my research paper over Schizophrenia. It is a psychological disorder that I have always found fascinating. It is a serious disorder that consumes a person's life and is nearly impossible to control. In this paper, I will talk about the definition of Schizophrenia, the diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizophrenia in children, suicide, sexually related characteristics of the disease, sleep disorders caused by the disease, differences in the disease on different ethnicities, and insensitivity to pain.
Julie is a 22 year old multiracial female who has been studying psychology at the local community college. Her father recommended counseling to her after she attempted to overdose on NSAID two weeks prior to attending counseling for the first time. She threw up the medicine, called her father, and her father called the counseling center. Julie lives with her mother and younger brother currently. Julie describes her brother as her best friend and also reports a close relationship to her sister. Julie says her feelings of depression have been present since her parents separated when she was twelve. She feels a lot of responsibility to take care of her siblings and wishes she had more people with whom to
Misunderstood with the assistance of popular stigmas and stereotypes, schizophrenia and its severity is often degraded and overlooked by the public. Wrongly feared and shunned, individuals with schizophrenia have too commonly been judged throughout human history and even today. Many aspects of the disease are failed to be truly understood and represented, from the effects of the disease to the availability of treatment. Favored by the media, incorrect and misleading portrayals of schizophrenics frequently appear in popular culture and entertainment, influencing people’s perceptions of the mental illness. Not at all rare and incredibly destructive,
When you hear someone mention the word “crazy”, most people automatically think of the symptoms which make up schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is seen as typically the ideal case of insanity. Schizophrenia is a turmoil of the mind, which causes the "host" to gradually begin disengaging from reality, until the point when they can not differentiate between what is genuine and what isn't.
Schizophrenia is a chronic neurological disorder that causes people to interpret reality abnormally. “Accurately described as a psychosis - a type of illness that causes severe mental disturbances that disrupt normal thoughts, speech, and behavior” (Brain &Behavior Research Foundation).According to the Brain and Behavior Foundation Schizophrenia is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental disorders. This disorder also affects men and women equally and usually affects them between 16-30 years old, after 45 the chance of getting schizophrenia is very unlikely. It rarely occurs in children but with ongoing research that can soon change.
Athena is a six year-old Caucasian female who attended the intake assessment with her mother. Due to current concerns with behavior Athena’s medical provider referred her to Children’s Advocacy Network. Athena did present a history of previous diagnosis. The mother reported that Athena has become “attached” to the mother’s sister, which the mother reported perceiving it as “excessive”. Reportedly, Athena is also exhibiting “crying spells”, which occur “daily” and is “recurrent” during the day. The mother reported that Athena has become “disengaged socially”, and has started to “isolate from others unless it “involves” the mother’s sisters”. The mother reported that Athena “has started to draw more than before” and when angry begins to start “hitting’.
This research looks at the disadvantages of pediatric patients with schizophrenia taking neuroleptic (nerve-seizing) or antipsychotic medications. The goal is to show the risks factors pertaining to the drugs and other alternatives to reduce the risk of causing a young child’s life into a dull and zombie one. This has been done by researching data and life experiences such as Morgan Luck and her mother Danielle examination with early-onset schizophrenia (EOS) and the applications that it involves. Most prior research focuses on the disorder, costs, and alternatives. This case example show how medications for such disorder is not helping but, more than affecting the child’s life for a worse outcome.
Max appears to have Type I schizophrenia, he is dominated by positive symptoms such as persecutory delusions, distorted perceptions, unusual emotions, paranoia, and formal thought disorders. Type I Schizophrenia seems to be closely linked to biochemical abnormalities in the brain (Kring, Johnson, Davidson, & Neale, 2015). This increases the dopamine levels as well as serotonin levels in Max’ brain, increasing the positive symptoms; the Norepinephrine causes a decrease pleasure, which may account for Max’ symptoms. The symptoms started when Max broke up with his boyfriend. That particular life crisis made it a reactive schizophrenia which is a more treatable for of the illness. In order for a diagnosis of schizophrenia to be made,
Eva is a 17 year old female, who is referred for psychiatric evaluation by her school counselor due to an insistence that she is being spied on by individuals wearing black. She states every morning for the past month she has seen suspicious people sitting parked outside her home. She has also seen them parked outside her school. Eva explains that she was surfing online where she met a group of people who claimed to be a coven of witches. She admits that at first she was intrigued, participating in their online activities, but soon became fearful of the wholesomeness of their intentions. At this point, she ceased participation, she reports the following day is when she first noticed the “people in black”. Eva is certain that she has angered the coven causing them to seek retribution. She is very fearful for her safety, stating that she has felt ill lately, which she believes is the result of a malicious spell. She has done her best to protect herself by casting her own protective spells, but feels vulnerable leaving her home. Concerned, her parents checked her browsing history only finding links to some benign YouTube videos on
The most important skill that I have learned this practicum. Is term is that we should not give up client that have schizophrenia disorder. The disease of schizophrenia disorder is a treatable disease, it has to be treated with an eclectic approach. I also learn that the law surrounding obtaining a CPS contract has changed. I gain insight into how to bill Medicaid as a provider and that you have to be a provider for the different insurance plan inside of the Medicaid provider network I was providing insight into how bill a CPS and how to become a CPS provider. We discuss making sure you have all documentation from CPS before you meet with the client because if you do not she could lose money and end up not getting paid for the services you
1. I do not believe John is responsible due to his intellectual disability. He probably has never seen or even touched a gun before and was curious to what it would actually do. Obviously, John did not know what he was doing.
Brief summary of the case (4-5 sentences). Katie reports a lack of self-confidence and was paranoid about her body image. She assumed that thin people had no problems and thought that losing weight might help all of her stresses. Katie started to restrict her eating and cut out fats, carbs and dairy, and took on cycling. Soon, she started to deal with an overwhelming voice that wanted her to continue her maladaptive behaviors to the point of her bones aching and her periods stopping. After having minor heart attack, she was enrolled in a psychiatric ward where she was in for 9 months of treatment.