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  • Term Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? What does the term schizophrenia mean? In its most elementary sense, we might say that schizophrenia is a disease, invented by Eugene Bleeder. Eugene Bleeder was one of the most influential psychiatrists of his time. He is best known today for his introduction of the term schizophrenia, previously known as dementia praecox. In actuality, schizophrenia is often used generically and inappropriately as it is often applied to almost any kind of unusual behavior o...
  • Patients With Severe Chronic With Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is an extremely puzzling condition, the most chronic and disabling of the major mental illnesses. Approximately one percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lives. With the sudden onset of severe psychotic symptoms, the individual is said to be experiencing acute schizophrenia. Psychotic means out of touch with reality, or unable to separate real from unreal experiences. Schizophrenia is a disorder characterized by loss of touch with reality, thou...
  • Cognitive Deficits In Schizophrenia
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    Cognitive Research and Reasons Schizophrenics Have Auditory Hallucinations Schizophrenia is a common illness. 'Schizo', Latin for 'split' and 'phrenic', 'mind' describes the split from reality experienced by the schizophrenic mind. The personality loses it unity and wholeness as a result of unorganized, incoherent thinking, shifting emotional moods and strange perceptions. It has approximately 1-% population prevalence in all cultures. Schizophrenia was once thought to be an artifact of Western ...
  • Three Different Mental Diseases For Modern Schizophrenia
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    "SCHIP-O-PRE-NI-A, n. Any of a group of psychotic reactions characterized by withdrawal from reality with highly variable affective, behavioral and intellectual disturbances" (Long, web) Schizophrenia is the word for a group of mental illnesses marked by a multitude of symptoms. Literally, the term means "split mind" but, though many people think it, schizophrenia is not multiple personalities. It is generally thought of as the classic case of insanity. When most people think of someone as being...
  • Medications And Other Treatments For Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling brain disease. Approximately one percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime- more than two million Americans suffer from the illness in a given year. Although schizophrenia affects men and women with equal frequency, the disorder often appears earlier in men, usually in the late teens or early twenties, than in women, who are generally affected in the twenties to early thirties. People with schizophrenia o...
  • Schizophrenia Medications
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    Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic, and often disabling brain disease. While the term Schizophrenia literally means, 'split mind,' it should not be confused with a 'split,' or multiple, personality. It is more accurately described as a psychosis -- a type of illness that causes severe mental disturbances that disrupt normal thought, speech, and behavior. The first signs of schizophrenia usually appear as shocking or radical changes in behavior. Others may have severe psychotic symptoms listed ab...
  • Symptoms Of Schizophrenia Cause
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    Schizophrenia, A splitting of the mind Dementia Praecox, the early term for schizophrenia was presented by Emil Kraepelin in 1898. Dementia Praecox included - dementia paranoids, catatonia and hebephrenia. Whilst these different entities are symptomatically very diverse, Kraepelin believed they shared a common core. Kraepelin noted several major symptoms in his patients, these included hallucinations, delusions, negativism, attentional difficulties, stereotyped behaviour and emotional dysfunctio...
  • Families Of Patients With Schizophrenia
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    Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Schizophrenia Psychosocial rehabilitation is a learning based approach using a token economy and social skill training to help patients with schizophrenia develop adaptive behaviors (Nevid, Rathus, & Green, 2003). To live successfully in the community, a variety of treatment approaches are available to people with schizophrenia. A few of the psychosocial rehabilitation options for people with schizophrenia include hospitalization, self-help clubs, family intervent...
  • Effectiveness Of The Pcp Receptors
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    Phencyclidine: The Dawn of a New Age April, 1956: The pharmaceutical company Parke & Davis first synthesize what they believe to be the perfect anesthetic (Souza, 1995). When administered to patients, it causes a completely dissociative state, with no significant respiratory or cardiovascular depression. Patients appear to be awake, eyes open, breathing normally. but are unaware of their surroundings or the procedures being performed upon them (Souza, 1995). Indeed, this is the perfect drug. Unf...
  • Patients With Schizophrenia
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    SCHIZOPHRENIA Schizophrenia, from the Greek word meaning "split mind", is a mental disorder that causes complete fragmentation in the processes of the mind. Contrary to common belief, schizophrenia does not refer to a person with a split personality or multiple personalities, but rather to a condition which affects the person's movement, language, and thinking skills. The question of whether schizophrenia is a disease or collection of socially learned actions is still a question in people' mind....
  • Study Clozapine Out Performed Haloperidol Females
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    Schizophrenia is a group of psychotic disorders characterized by major disturbances in thought, emotion, and behavior; disordered thinking in which ideas are not logically related; faulty perception and attention; bizarre disturbances in motor activity; flat or inappropriate emotions; and reduced tolerance for stress in interpersonal relations. The patient withdraws from people and reality, often into a fantasy life of delusions and hallucinations (Davidson, Neale 2001). There are a number of di...
  • Positive And Negative Symptoms Of Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia is a complex disorder characterized by hallucinations (mostly being hearing voices), delusions (beliefs with no basis in reality), and disturbances in speech. Psychiatrists classify the symptoms into negative and positive categories for schizophrenia. The positive symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, thought disorders, and an altered sense of self. The negative symptoms are a lack of motivation or apathy, blunted feelings, depression or social withdraw. There are three main ...
  • Symptoms Of Childhood Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia is a mental disorder, which severely impacts the way 1% of people worldwide think, feel, and act. The term comes from the Greek, schizo meaning 'splitting' and phrenic meaning 'of the mind'. Therefore schizophrenia literally can be defined as a split mind. This disorder makes it hard for a person to differentiate between real and imagined experiences. It weakens their abilities to think logically, express normal emotions, and behave properly in social situations. Schizophrenia is a...
  • Subjective Statements People With Schizophrenia
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    Definitions Bleuler - schizophrenia, 'split mind' - created a frenzy of misunderstanding Schizophrenia: A class of psychological disorders characterized by grossly impaired social, emotional, cognitive, and perceptual functioning. Inability to control attention, easily distracted by irrelevant stimuli, cognitive fragmentation, flat or inappropriate emotionality, emotional inappropriateness - bizarre outbursts, social withdrawal, few if any friends, unusual motor behavior (S & R) Disorganized Typ...

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