Abstract Individuals with Schizophrenia typically use medications to treat his or her symptoms. This paper will examine one newspaper article about research conducted by scientists at the National Institute of Mental Health and three peer-reviewed journal articles. This will be done in order to investigate if Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) aids in minimizing symptoms of Schizophrenia more effectively with medication, without medication, and in combination with other therapy styles. These articles propose that CBT should be examined with caution in order to comprehend how it impacts Schizophrenic symptoms. The effectiveness of CBT and reduction of Schizophrenic symptoms could differ in each individual. This is due to numerous factors such as, socioeconomic status, gender, race, environment, family history, and exposure to drugs. It is important to be aware that with every scientific study that is conducted, there may be errors within the study. This may be due to how the data was collected.
Schizophrenia and Its impact on the Family By Nakeydra Carter English IV Mrs. Banks 22 November 2016 Nakeydra Carter Mrs. Banks English IV- 5 22 November 2016 Schizophrenia and Its impact on the Family According to current research , Schizophrenia is a mental health condition distinguished by vast harm in cognition that place intense limitations on functional recovery (Eack 1). Schizophrenic disorders normally are shown in adolescents or early adulthood and tend to occur in reclusive, isolated individuals ( Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia 2). Because schizophrenia is such a problem in society and families, something should be done to help patients and families cope with this disorder (Jungbauer 605). Schizophrenia not only affects the patient , but also the family and community .
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Music Therapy Music Therapists (MTs) borrow from a range of non-music based therapy models in their development of Music Therapy-specific treatment models. Many widely used Music Therapy (MT) techniques have their roots in psychological theories and treatment models. Cognitive Behavioural Music Therapy (CBMT) draws on the widely-used
The consensus regarding art is art is for artists, or it’s merely a hobby. But, what if art could alleviate symptoms of depression, or help those with PTSD? All of us has had to deal with some form of psychological issues in our lives. Whether causation of the problem is
Adults with Schizophrenia: Impacts of Nonpharmacological Interventions Despite the advances of antipsychotic medications, schizophrenia is a leading cause of global disability associated with high rates of hospitalizations, depression, and suicide attempts (Statistics Canada, 2015, para. 5). According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) (2016), “schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves” (para. 1). Additionally, individuals with schizophrenia may experience varied symptoms including: delusions and hallucinations; movement and thought disorders; flat affect and decreased pleasure; and impaired attention and memory (NIMH, 2016, para. 4, 5, 6). The purpose of this paper is to examine the impacts of nonpharmacological interventions in the population of adults with schizophrenia. Several modalities of nonpharmacological treatments have been examined for efficacy, however our research focuses specifically on the following categories: (a) psychoeducation and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), (b) physical fitness and yoga programs, (c) combined pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies, (d) case management and community services, and (e) technology and relational agents.
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Dance Therapy Dance therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses movement to further the social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development of the individual. Dance therapists work with people who have many kinds of emotional problems, intellectual deficits, and life-threatening illnesses. They are employed in psychiatric hospitals, day care centers, mental health centers, prisons, special schools, and private practice. They work with people of all ages in both group and individual therapy. Some also engage in research.
According to Essentials of Abnormal Psychology, schizophrenia is a devastating psychotic disorder that may involve characteristic disturbances in thinking, perception, speech, emotions, and behavior. It can also have an impact on movement.(Durnad, Barlow, 2014)
Discuss the various methods of complementary and alternative therapies. CAMS are divided into five different categories: biological, manipulative-body, mind-body, energy, and alternative medicine. For example, dance therapy would fall under the manipulative-body based interventions, while mind-body interventions encompass alternatives like poetry, art, or music, and yoga would be an example of mind-body interventions and manipulative-body. Participants in music therapy have reported improved quality of life, and yoga therapy has been shown to lead individuals towards motivation to health improvement. As well, dance therapy has been proven to improve body image, coordination, body awareness, depression, anxiety, and stress relief; as well, sexual abuse survivors have used dance therapy to reconnect with their body by coping and processing, as well as give them a sense of freedom from their trauma (Complementary and Integrative, n.d.).
Introduction Schizophrenia is not unheard of; there have been many groups that raised the awareness for the disease and institutions that set up clinical trials for people with schizophrenia. Many individuals are affected by it, and they had lived a compromised life. This mental disorder continues to make patients suffer, along with their family and friends. Despite the relevance of this mental disorder in our society, many people have little or no knowledge of it or have many misconceptions about the disorder. As such, this disease will be the topic of interest in this paper. This paper will take into light a recent study regarding schizophrenia that had successfully provided hope that this mental disorder will be cured in the future. The
A dance/movement therapist and an energetic healer come together to present on utilizing the 7 Centered-Energy Chakra System within DMT. Participants will learn about each of the 7 Chakras and their connection to bodily and emotional functioning, as well as how the theory and purpose of this system aligns with that of dance/movement therapy. Theory will be put into practice as participants actively explore ways to synthesize these modalities through guided meditation and DMT techniques. Guided experientials will teach ways to work towards energetic, physical and emotional balance. Ways to apply this work in professional contexts will also be discussed.
There are wide varieties of abnormal emotional states that may occur from anxiety to elation to depression. Some patients with schizophrenia display what is known as inappropriate affect, or the of appearance of disconnect between thoughts or speech and their display of emotions. Other than the emotional symptoms, many patients have behavioral abnormalities that are not related to underlying delusion or hallucinations. Some of the common behaviors are odd postures or poses, goal-driven actions that are carried out in odd mannerisms. In addition to repeated movements that appear to ge regular but lack a purpose such as tapping and rocking, some patients imitate movements performed by other people. Another abnormality is cognitive. This is the process of awareness, recognizing the environment, reasoning, memory and problem solving. Patients with schizophrenia sometimes exhibit subtle neurological disturbances point to a biological basis for the disease but are not currently considered specific enough help with the diagnosis process. As a result, these symptoms are referred to as soft signs. For example, disturbances in motor coordination (gait, balance, coordination and muscle tone) and sensory integration (such as the ability to sense the position of the body in space or to perceive the material properties of an object). (Reddy
Pharmacological treatments use antipsychotic medications to treat their patients. These antipsychotic drugs often help schizophrenic patients cope with their problems by helping them relieve stress (Castle and Buckley, 2008, p. 61). However, since these drugs can be abused, psychological treatment is recommended for many patients. They undergo different types of therapies that focus on treating their anxiety, social skills, and illicit substance uses (Castle and Buckley, 2008, p. 79). This indicates that psychological methods aim to cure the symptoms of schizophrenia in a better way by building emotional stability and by exercising healthy relationships between the patient’s thoughts, feelings, and
The Effect of Music Therapy on Cognition in Children with Retts Syndrome Brandon Akers Arkansas State University Author Note This research is proposed to better understand the impact of music therapy on cognition in children with Retts Syndrome. The knowledge presented is based on my own findings from a review of the empirical and theoretical literature relevant to this topic. It is important to study the effect music therapy has on Retts Syndrome candidates in order to better teach necessary knowledge needed in life.
The Power of Dance Dance has been a natural movement form since the beginning of time. The origin of dance is unknown, just as the knowledge of the benefits of dance are unknown to many in our society. Many people do not enjoy dancing and also do not fully understand the