Case Study (Schizophrenia)

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Case Study (Schizophrenia) Benny is 52 years old and has been working as a driver for a postal company for the past 28 years. He had a very cheerful and normal childhood, with sufficient caring from parents. He loves his parent very much. Benny has been unmarried his entire life. He reports that he has always been "nervous with the girls and such" and avoids making any significant social overtures with women. He meets his sexual needs matter of fact by visiting a prostitute on a regular basis. Benny has recently begun insisting that he is suffering from cirrhosis of the liver. Although medical tests have proven negative, he insists that he can feel the organ rotting inside of him. This thought seems to have developed after he…show more content…
It can be classified into Disorganized – a type of schizophrenia in which behavior is bizarre and childish and thinking, speech, and motor actions are very disordered; Catatonic – is a type of schizophrenia in which the person experiences periods of statue-like immobility mixed with occasional bursts of energetic, frantic movement and talking; Paranoid – is a type of schizophrenia in which the person suffers from delusions of persecution, grandeur, and jealousy, together with hallucinations; Undifferentiated – is a type of schizophrenia in which the person shows no particular pattern, shifting from one pattern to another, and cannot be neatly classified as disorganized, paranoid, or catatonic; Residual – is a type of schizophrenia in which there are no delusions and hallucinations, but the person still experiences negative thoughts, poor language skills, and odd behavior (Phun, 2009). There are various reasons why Benny had acquired such mental disorders, and one of them would be psychoanalytic. Psychoanalysis is a systematic structure of theories concerning the relation of conscious and unconscious psychological processes (Dictionary.com, 2009), meaning psychoanalytic is touching theories that are related between conscious and unconscious. Psychoanalytic also sees schizophrenia as a severe breakdown of the owner’s ego and succumbing to its id, hence resulting in various infantile behavior and various childish demands
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