Schizophrenia and depression

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Running Head: PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, DISEASES 1 Gary D. Neer Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases, and Drugs PSY/245 Thea Lawton January 31, 2010
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PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS 2 Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases, and Drugs Can anyone stressed by adverse life circumstances catch a mental disorder? Are mental disorders genetic or biological or are they the products of one’s social environment? Often the etiology of a particular type of mental disorder is theorized and understood to a very limited extent (Mental disorders, 2010). The situation becomes complex in the fact that mental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, mania, anxiety, and Tourette syndrome may be rooted by a combination and interaction of several factors. Throughout history many theories have been developed on the cause of mental disorders (e.g., Schizophrenia, Depression, Mania, Anxiety, and Tourette syndrome). But not until recently because so many psychological and biological factors have been implied in the origin, the favor has tended to move toward a multi-factorial model theory. Within the multi-factorial mode theory, genetic factors create a predisposition. Genetic vulnerability (e.g., low self-esteem) to the disorder interacts with other factors (e.g. stress, complications, and quality of parenting) to cause Even though this theory is progressing to be more acceptable and there still remain those who hold truthful to individualistic associated theories, several years of research and development has shown that these or other mental disorders are treatable to the degree of reducing or eliminating the symptoms. Additionally, these drug treatments have aided in decreasing inner and social conflicts, improving physical and emotional health, and recovering social-interpersonal relationships. Although the side effects of the drugs treatments are probable, these side effects seem minimal to the symptoms of the mental disorders which all individuals to live a promising and productive life away from the symptoms of these mental disorders. Associated Theories of Cause and Drug Treatment of Schizophrenia
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(Schizophrenia clouded and shadowed. (Microsoft, 2010) PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS 3 dopamine theory . The dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia is a theory that argues the point in which unusual behavior and experiences associated with schizophrenia can be explained by changes in the dopamine function in the brain (ScienceDaily LLC, Copyright 2005-2009). According to this theory, individuals with sc hizophrenia use more dopamine than other people. Although they may not produce more, they may have more dopamine receptor hyperactivity (ScienceDaily LLC, Copyright 2005-2009) . pathogenic theory.
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