Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases, and Drugs

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Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases, and Drugs 1 Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases, and Drugs Sabrina Armstrong PSY/240 January 29 th , 2011 Shirley Shonette Wilson
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Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases, and Drugs 2 Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases, and Drugs The psychological disorders, which will be written about in this paper, are anxiety disorders, Tourette syndrome, schizophrenia, mania, and depression. There are many psycholo- gical disorders and diseases, which have affected different types of people, throughout most of their adult lives. The psychological disorder schizophrenia is a mental illness, that the people, who suffer from it, they find it hard to tell the distinction amid what is an experience and what is an imaginary experience, it is also hard for them to think rationally and to have ordinary emotional responses, and to act normal in public situations (A.D.A.M, schizophrenia, 2010, para 1). Most professionals are not even completely certain of the causes, which triggers people to have this disorder. There have been many theories, which include the brain not being able to understand the information in the correct order. There are five different kinds of schizo- phrenia; catatonic, disorganized, paranoid, residual, and undifferentiated as well (A.D.A.M, schizophrenia, 2010, para 2-3). Treatments that are available are neuroleptic or antipsychotic medicines that alter the equilibrium of the chemicals in a human mind, which assist to manage the symptoms of the dis- ease. Even though medicine is successful, and does help to control the disorder, they can have side effects. Some of the side effects from the drugs consist of sleepiness, feeling restlessness, weight gain, problems of movement as well. Some of the longer-term side effects contain move- ment disorder called tardive dyskinesia, which causes people move uncontrollably. Treatment with medicine is needed to avoid symptoms from returning (A.D.A.M, schizophrenia, 2010, para 22-23). Depression is a very complex psychological disorder, which people often from all different families have cases of this disorder. The symptoms consist of a person having feelings of hopeless, sadness, pessimistic, and worthless. People that have severe depression frequently
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