Shura Steven WhitakerPSY 270Oct 24, 2012Stacie FlynnSchizophrenia Presentation
Negative Symptoms Poverty of speech Blunted and flataffect Loss of volition Social withdrawalPositive Symptoms Delusions Disorganizedthinking andspeech Heightenedperceptions andhallucinations Inappropriate affect
Schizophrenia, a psychotic disorder that affectspersonal, social, and occupational functioning deteriorate as aresult of strange perceptions, unusual emotions, and motorabnormalities (Comer, 2011). Symptoms of schizophrenia canbecome frightening for one experiencing them, as well as forfamily and friends who observing the symptoms. Through theDSM-IV-TR one is identified as having one of five typesof symptoms of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is explainedthrough the biological, psychological, and sociocultural views.Treatments range from and could be a combination ofInstitutional care antipsychotic and atypicalantipsychotics, psychotherapy, the community approach.However, atypical antipsychotics seems to be the moreeffective treatment of schizophrenia.
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