The word Schizophrenia was founded by Bleur in 1911 and is a recognized psychiatric disorder in r

The word Schizophrenia was founded by Bleur in 1911 and is a recognized psychiatric disorder in r

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Pamela Turner HCA 240 July 10, 2011 Schizophrenia The word Schizophrenia was founded by Bleur in 1911 and is a recognized psychiatric disorder in relation to the DSM.IV, (Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth addition), which is an international classification of mental health. In this model the overall consensus is that Schizophrenia can be divided into several different types depending on the symptoms. As one of the most diagnosed types, Schizophrenia paranoid, code 295.30 has many symptoms that can associate to the described disorder. These can include two or more of the following; psychosis, hallucinations, delusions, negative symptoms, disorganized behavior and/or speech which is in reference to American Psychiatric Association, 2000. It has often been difficult to define Schizophrenias' causes due to its differing factors. The DSM.IV quotes that the disorder can be triggered by stressful situations that can be biochemical, i.e substance abuse, or social, such as beginning college or losing a full time job. Schizophrenia can come about during adolescence and early adult hood which varies depending on gender and so widens the possibilities of a definite diagnosis of the disorder. Another factor that is important to consider comes from genetics of a person, as schizophrenia has also been connected to alterations in brain structure and neurotransmitters. Due to the amount of interconnecting symptoms connected to all of the disorders, it does mean making a definite diagnosis can be difficult and misdiagnosis is very possible due to the fact that there rarely is a symptom limited to one disorder. This can be seen when looking at the DSM.IV definition for bipolar, which states possible relation to both its self and schizophrenia through the characteristic symptoms, such as, disorganized behavior, delusions or negative infliction. The reason for categorizing disorders such as schizophrenia does help to achieve a common understanding amongst medical professionals especially in the biological approach, as it allows for an overall goal of understanding the general classifications. This is especially important when it comes to research and treatment, as different therapists approaches will deal with the disorder differently depending on their diagnosis.
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2012 for the course HEALTHCARE 240 taught by Professor Myles during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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