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Anna And Schizophrenia Case Study

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In 1960, a little girl named Anna was born. She was a victim of sexual abuse starting at age 2 and continuing throughout her childhood. Her parents thought she was mentally ill, so as a response they had her evaluated and put on medications. After coping with the situation on her own until age 13, she hit a breaking point. She then was admitted into the mental health system, in which she remained for 19 years. She was diagnosed with multiple types of illnesses, but schizophrenia was the most blatant. Anna also showed symptoms of anorexia, bulimia, and obsessive-compulsive personality. The mental health physicians treated her mainly with psychotropic drugs. As a coping mechanism, she continuously tried to hurt herself by putting cigarette burns
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