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.
From a sociocultural viewpoint would suggest that maybe his race, as well as his country, and social environment could play a role in his schizophrenia also people labeling him as not normal could have played a role in a self fulfilling prophecy. Sociocultural views may also suggest that family stresses may have been a contribution to his schizophrenia.
After meeting with your client on several occasions in the Baltimore City Correctional facility, I have diagnosed him with Schizophrenia, Bipolar, OCD, Anti Personality Disorder, and General Anxiety Disorder on the grounds of the following hearing things that are not there which is a sign of schizophrenia. The man also obsessed over the old man's eye, he was also obsessed about not being crazy. And he watched the man sleep at the same time every night for seven nights these are signs of OCD. The man also showed signs of Bipolar Disorder like not needing to sleep as much as normal and when he heard the heartbeat of the old man he had a manic episode. The man also had General Anxiety Disorder like in the old man's room, his heart beat
Schizophrenia is a severe, disabling and chronic disorder that affects people. Schizophrenia is diagnosed as a psychotic disorder. This is because a person suffering from schizophrenia cannot tell their own thoughts, perceptions, ideas, and imaginations from the reality. There is continuing debate and research as to whether schizophrenia is one condition or a combination of more than one syndrome that have related features. People suffering from schizophrenia may seem perfectly fine until the time they talk actually talk about they are thinking. People with schizophrenia rely on others for help since they cannot care for themselves of hold a job. There is no cure for schizophrenia, but there is treatment that relieves some of the symptoms. People having the disorder will cope with the symptoms all their lives. There have been cases of people suffering from schizophrenia leading meaningful and rewarding lives. There are five types of schizophrenia namely paranoid, disorganized, residual, undifferentiated, and catatonic schizophrenia. This paper will discuss paranoid schizophrenia.
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.
Mr L is an 58 year old taxi driver with a long history of abdominal discomfort and dyspepsia. He is consulting for progressive tiredness and fatigue which has troubled him over the past 8 months. He has a 6-month history of unintentional weight loss of a total of 4 kg body weight, which initially started with depression due to the death of two of this brothers. His bowel motions has recently changed from once daily to constipation for 3-4 days, followed by one or two loose bowel motions a day. He has also recently lost his appetite which has contributed to further weight loss. Due to his job he describes himself as being ‘always on the go’, with a habit of eating unhealthy take away food. He used to consider himself as being relatively fit but is now experiencing shortness of breath on little exercise. A colonoscopy was done 8 years ago which was normal.
Charlsie is a 20yo, primigravida, who is currently 20 weeks 5 days as dated by LMP consistent with a 9-week scan. She is healthy. She had a complete sequential screen that was screen negative with a risk of Down syndrome of 1:100,000. Her analytes were within normal limits. She had her anatomic survey at your office and was noted to have an echogenic intracardiac focus (EIF) and was sent for further evaluation.
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,
This paper will examine the psychiatric disorder known as schizophrenia. The paper will start with defining schizophrenia and discussing the demographics and prevalence, symptoms, causes and treatments. To elaborate on how the disorder impacts the individual, the paper will integrate and use a case study.
Vito was in a major car accident eight months ago. Vito’s friend was intoxicated and driving a car with Vito as well as three other passengers whom were Vito’s friends. Prior to the accident, Vito was a scholar-athlete who was constantly on the honor roll, and well liked by his peers. He was always on the invite list for all of the parties hosted by his peers. Vito was thrown through the windshield of the vehicle that he was a passenger of, thus now he requires a wheelchair to stay mobile. In addition, it is now hard for him to learn new abstract content and requires speech therapy. Vito no longer feels comfortable around his once close friends, is easily tired, embarrassed, treated differently, and cannot play sports and stay active the way that he did prior to the accident. His behavior and outlook on life has drastically decreased and he is now suffering from depression
As a member of a family consisting of mostly rednecks hailing from Brownington, one would assume that I have several family members with a mental illness. However, that isn’t the case. After a long discussion with my parents, I chose to write about a friend of theirs who has schizophrenia. For anonymity sake, I will refer to this friend as Richard.
I arrived at school, I heard Shly died in a plane crash and that one no survive, I felt depressed. First of all I was sad when I heard she died. I was in 4 grade in Buffalo ridge when this happened. I had a sad attitude when I heard her name. The plane crash hit a island and no one survived. Some people felt pity for me since she died. Even though, I was sad I still had the best memories of her. We bond together like we write secret notes to each other when we get bored. Me and Shly eat lunch together and laugh. We also help each other when one of us are left behind. In the end, I had to talk to people how I felt. I was involved with the counselor and I had to talk to them, they were positive I would get better. My teacher told
Schizophrenics often have problems with daily living skills, relationships, communication skills and motivation. For these reasons it is almost imperative that Jason gets appropriate type of psychosocial assistance. The major needs of patients suffering from schizophrenia, include medication, leisure activities, case management and individual psychotherapy. Social skills training involves systematically teaching patients specific behaviors that are critical for success in social interactions. Sessions with mental health worker are very important for Jason’s social growth. Between medications and proper counseling, Jason will be able to live near normal live.
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,