School: University of Phoenix
Instructor: Lorry Bradley, M.A.
By: Ronald Berry
1. Case Study 1 DSM – IV: Schizoid Personality Disorder
A. Causes: When it comes to this disorder the exact cause is unknown, even though a combination of environmental and genetic factors especially in early childhood have been link to be the contributing cause of development of all disorders. Many people with this disorder may have had parents who were unresponsive to their emotional needs. Some may have been thin – skinned or hypersensitive when they …show more content…
A. Causes: What causes schizophrenia is not known, but many researchers believe that environment and genetics contribute to the development of this disorder. Issues with certain chemicals in the brain, including the glutamate and neurotransmitters dopamine may also contribute to this disorder. Neuroimaging studies have shown differences in the central nervous system and structures of the brain of individuals with this disorder.
B. Treatment: This disorder comes is a chronic condition that requires a lifetime of treatment, and will still be needed once symptoms have subsided. Treatments with psychotherapy and medication can manage condition. Medications are the first line of defense with this disorder,