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  • Positive And Negative Symptoms Of Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia What You Need to Know Schizophrenia is a serious disorder which affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. Someone with schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary; may be unresponsive or withdrawn; and may have difficulty expressing normal emotions in social situations. Contrary to public perception, schizophrenia is not split personality or multiple personality. The vast majority of people with schizophrenia are not violent and do...
  • Symptoms Of Schizophrenia In A Schizophrenic Client
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    Schizophrenia During the 1950's, mentally disordered people who were harmful to society and themselves could be treated with medications and were able to return safely to their communities. During the 1980's, the cost of health care increased more than any other cost in our national economy. As a result, strategic planning has been made to reduce costs. "The political decision made to deinstitutionalize chronic mental patients started with the appearance of phenothiazine medications. Dramaticall...
  • Type Of Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia 'In my senior year of high school, I began to experience personality changes. I did not realize the significance of the changes at the time, and I think others denied them, but looking back I can see that they were the earliest signs of illness. I became increasingly withdrawn and sullen. I felt alienated and lonely and hated everyone. I felt as if there were a huge gap between me and the rest of the world; everybody seemed so distant from me. ' This excerpt describes part of Esse ...
  • Treatment For Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia: Explained and Treatments Jeffrey A. Hurt Professor Leary Abnormal Psychology 2032 May 1996 Schizophrenia is a devastating brain disorder affecting people worldwide of all ages, races, and economic levels. It causes personality disintegration and loss of contact with reality (Sinclair). It is the most common psychosis and it is estimated that one percent of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with it over the course of their lives (Torrey 2). Recognition of this disease dates bac...
  • People With Symptoms Of Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia is a chronic and disabling brain disease, affecting about one percent of the population. It is! SS marked by severe distortion and disorganization of thought, perception, and affect, by bizarre behavior and by social withdrawal. !" 1 Although schizophrenia has likely been around for a very long time, it wasn! |t recognized as a disease until the late 19th century. In 1896, Emil Kraepelin, a German psychiatrist, made the first medical breakthrough in this specific disease by listing...

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