Schizophrenia 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.
Claudia Hess PSY 324 Case Study 2 Felicia Allen is a 32 year old woman, who was initially brought into therapy after an attempt to steal a bus. Due to her reported “emotionally disturbed” nature, this consult became a priority. The police report states that Ms. Allen pulled out a knife, and threatened the driver after the driver declined her dollar bills. She then took control of the bus, and crashed it across the street. Upon our meeting, Ms. Allen was fidgety, and swayed back and forth all the while mumbling to herself. If she were questioned, she would look up and say “Sorry, sorry.” As far as patient history goes, Ms. Allen started hearing voices when she was 5 years old. These auditory hallucinations were mostly composed of critical, disparaging voices that made comments on her actions and behaviors. Her severe symptoms led her to be hospitalized fairly consistently since she was 11. Ever since she was young, she has been driven to please, and has a strong desire to be independent. Felicia has been prescribed clozapine for 1 calendar year, which helped her auditory hallucinations a great deal. Given the above symptoms and information, I have diagnosed Felicia Allen with schizophrenia.
approaches to treatments for schizophrenia spectrum disorders, part II: Psychosocial interventions and patient focused perspectives in psychiatric care. Dove Press, 9, 1463 1481. Retrieved October 17, 2016, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3775702/. While this article goes over an array of treatment options, cognitive therapy is the main focus of this summary. Cognitive therapy was developed in the 1950s. It is known for its effectiveness in treating those who suffer from a depressive disorder. Eventually it has become a promising treatment
Mr. Wilson is an twenty- nine-year-old African American female who was referred for Mental Health Skills Build services by the Case Manager at Tuckers Pavilion after her most recent hospitalization on November 03, 2017. At the time of Mr. Wilson’s most recent hospitalization, he disclosed she was hospitalized as the
using this lens, psychoanalysts observe the special behaviors of a Meanwhile, Holden believes that the world is completely bisected into the innocent and the corrupted, this is apparent in his obsession with “phonies”. Furthermore, he also believes that he can prevent grey areas from occurring; affectively preventing children from becoming adults by “catching” them as they fall from a perilous cliff (Salinger 173). Holden has molded his life around this fantasy and fails to realize that
The symptoms of schizophrenia vary, however, they have been categorized as positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. Positive symptoms may include hallucinations, delusions, and / or thought disorder. Hallucinations normally give a false perception of touch, smell, taste, and / or visit, those with this particular mental disorder often experience auditory hallucinations. Delusions are also a sign of schizophrenia. Open quotations delusions are beliefs that are not part of the person's culture and do not change. Quotation parentheses u.s. Department, print the seas, 2010. These may cause a person that has this disorder, to think or feel as if they are victims in imagine conspiracy. It is also shown that they believe they are being controlled
Mr. Scott is a 34 year old male who presented to the ED via LEO. Mr. Scott reported to nursing staff he has not been taking medication for schizophrenia for the past 8 days because he believes the medication has not helping him with his hallucinations. Mr. Scott reports cocaine use yesterday to nurse staff. At the time of the assessment Mr. Scott is found pacing the floor of his room, However he is calm and cooperative. Mr. Scott reports he was released from a mental health facility in Chatham county. Mr. Scott mention previous hospitalization at Coastal Plains and Holly Hill. He reports a history of Bipolar, PTSD, and manic depression. Mr. Scott reports currently having suicidal thoughts of overdosing on unknown medication he has at his place of residence. Mr. Scott appears guarded and very anxious when talking to this clinician. He reports poor sleep (2-3 hours daily), experiencing flash backs of past traumas from growing up in his previous community, and visual hallucinations. Mr. Scott reports recently he would see dead bodies in the room and doors opening when he knows they are closed. Mr. Scott reports a history of suicidal ideation and attempts, the last being a month ago
Summary The patient is a 28-year-old female referred to Winnebago Mental Health Institute Out-Patient Resource Center from a Psychiatric Hospital after 2 months in-patient treatment. She has a 10-year history of mental health problems and received a diagnosis of schizophrenia in 2015. At the time of the referral Susan was single with no children. During her in-patient treatment, she had been prescribed an antipsychotic medication (thorazine) to assist in reduction of her perceived anxiety, potential aggressive behaviors, and to assist in decreasing hallucinations that she is currently experiencing ( Drugs.com, 2015). There had been no noted presenting problems regarding her physical health during this process and is observed to be in good
! NOVEMBER 11, 2011 SCHIZOPHRENIA Can You See The Voices? By Natascha Schoepl A Battle Against Himself CONNECTICUT - Ken Steele has heard voices most of his life. He was 14 years old when he started having auditory hallucinations. These voices commanded him to hurt himself and they were predicting his death. "Hang yourself," the voices told him. "The world will be better off. You 're no good, no good at all." The voices got louder and louder everyday and he was no longer in control of his life. They were. Ken’s behavior unexpectedly changed and Ken’s parents grew worried. No one was aware of what has happening. They took him to the family doctor, who announced that Ken had schizophrenia. Ken Steele at the age of 14 Subsequently,
What treatment works best for people dealing with schizophrenia? Throughout the years people with schizophrenia has dealt with different type of treatments, exorcism, insulin shock, electroconvulsive therapy, lobotomy, and fever therapy.
Schizophrenia can be ruinous not only to the Schizophrenic patient but also to their families and peers because they do not understand these often sudden and unique changes in their co-worker, family member, friend, or loved one. Unfortunately the media does not always aid in proper conceptions of mental illness; especially when it comes to Schizophrenia, because it often portrays Schizophrenia’s most chronic patients and most eccentric themes.
Discussion Findings Supporters of change have impacted suppliers and policymakers who serve patients with co-occurring disorders. It now is by, and large recognized that these patients have needed to explore divided frameworks and that they have gotten treatment that is less open and less compelling than the medical services framework can convey. For quite some time the presence of a co-occurring disorder diagnosis has been ignored, overlooked or misdiagnosed, health care providers and policymakers now perceive that these conditions are prevalent and that the dominant part of patients with substance abuse issues doubtlessly has a co-occurring disorder.
Schizoaffective disorder is a rare disorder marked by psychosis and mood swings. According to the DSM-5 (2013), the typical age of onset for schizoaffective disorder is early adulthood, which is consistent with 24-year-old Susannah. The lifetime prevalence of schizoaffective disorder sits at the almost nonexistent number of 0.3%. This explained why Susannah’s doctors had a difficult time determining her illness. Her doctors misinterpreted her symptoms, attributing them to a wide spectrum of problems and disorders: mononucleosis, alcohol withdrawal, dissociative identity disorder and bipolar disorder. However, none of these problems account for all (or most) of Susannah’s symptoms.
A. Provide a brief clinical history of the patient including presentation and diagnosis. Mr Fred (pseudonym) is a 65 year old male who presented to hospital with acute onset dyspnoea, reduced exercise tolerance and chest pain. His past medical history included Hypertension, GORD, GOUT, open appendectomy, obstructive sleep apnoea and Mitral valve prolapse (Diagnosed 2005). It was found pre-operatively that Mr Fred ejection fraction was LVEF-45%-50%.
Throughout psychology today there are six different theoretical models that seek to explain and treat abnormal functioning or behavior. These different models have been a result of different ideas and beliefs over the course of history. As psychology began to grow so did the improvements in research techniques. As a result psychologists are able to explain a variety of disorders in terms of the six different theoretical models. In the movie A Beautiful Mind it follows the mathematician John Nash as he struggles with schizophrenia. It an attempt to explain John Nash’s disorder the six different theoretical models will be looked at, they include biological model, psychodynamic model, behavioral model, cognitive model, humanistic model,