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  • Behavioral Symptoms Of Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that Encarta (2001) describes as an illness that results in delusional thought patterns, hallucinations, and inappropriate effect. It literally means "split-mind', but is not a multiple personality disorder. According to DSM-IV (1996) schizophrenia is categorized under the diagnostic code, ICD-9-CM or International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification of 295. xx. Symptoms of schizophrenia can be positive, which occur during the acti...
  • Brain Of Individuals With Schizophrenia
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    In 1887 Dr. Emile Kraepelin identified schizophrenia for the first time in history. Dr. Kraepelin used the term 'dementia praecox" which means "early dementia", separating it from other forms of dementia usually occurring later in life. Kraepelin believed that "dementia praecox" was primarily a disease of the brain. In 1911, a Swiss psychiatrist by the name of Eugene Bleuler, was the first to use the term "schizophrenia" and the first to describe the symptoms as "negative" or "positive". Bleuler...
  • Carl's Mental Disorder
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    The movie "The Cell" allows you to take a close look at the reality of evil, where it comes from and how it feels, how it takes over an innocent life, and how it lurks as a possibility within each of us. The movie really deals with explaining what is going on inside the killers mind. At times I felt it hard to sympathize with Carl (the serial killer) because of his three distinct entities Carl as a child, a normal adult, and a serial killing monster. The child represented the timid and innocent ...
  • Individuals With Positive Symptoms
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    Schizophrenia is a physical disease of the brain. It was first name "Dementia Praecox" which means "early dementia". It is the disabling of the major mental illnesses. A person could suffer one disorder or more than on with different causes. A person may exhibit different kinds of behavior at different times. They are the ones that feel anxious and confused at all times. Schizophrenia actually begins appearing in the late teens and 20's. Striking mostly in men between the ages of 15 and 24 years...
  • Newer Schizophrenia Drugs
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    Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by a loss of contact with the environment, by noticeable deterioration in the level of functioning in everyday life, and by disintegration in the level of functioning in everyday life, and by disintegration of personality expressed as disorder of feeling, thought, and conduct. It is also called dementia praecox. Schizophrenia affects approximately 1 percent of the population worldwide, including more than 2 million Americans. It occurs equally ...

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