Symptoms And Symptoms Of Schizophrenia

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Breeana Bustos September 16, 2015 Davina Dakanay NURS 223L R.S. 9/3/2015 5250 8/13/1996 2B 19 y/o Mal Caucasian Depakote and Seroquel

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Schizophrenia / mood disorders not otherwise specified
R.S. admitting psychiatric diagnosis is Schizophrenia/ mood disorders not otherwise specified.
Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects how people think, feel, and perceive the world. The hallmark symptom of schizophrenia is psychosis, such as experiencing auditory hallucinations and delusions The signs and symptoms of schizophrenia may be divided into 4 parts. Positive symptoms and Negative symptoms-. Cognitive
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Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has affected people throughout history. People with the disorder may hear voices other people don 't hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting against them(NIH, 2015). Before being admitted to CRH, R.S. was anxious, irritable, and had racing thoughts. He stopped taking his medication because he believed he didn’t need them anymore. He currently lives with his mother but states that his mother is out to get him and doesn’t want him in the house, so she called 911 to have him placed in a mental hospital. R.S. also believes that there is a gang who is trying is trying to kill him. His thought process is not clear and he also made threats to kill himself. His mood was unstable which impaired his insight and judgment. Upon assessment R.S. showed no signs of schizophrenia and his thought process was clear due to his compliance on medication and receiving the help he needs.
Mood disorders represent a category of mental disorders in which the underlying problem primarily affects a person’s persistent emotional state (NIH, 2015). Upon assessment I did not notice any sudden changes in R.S. mood. But according to his chart, R.S. mood is often altered and at times his mood turns into anger and acts out violently.

19-year-old R.S. was admitted to Canyon Ridge hospital on a 14 day hold. Patient was initially admitted to Arrowhead Medical Center
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