Psy/270 Appendix H Essay

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Assignment: DSM – IV Evaluation

School: University of Phoenix

Course: PSY/270

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
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This therapy involves talking to the patient which can be very helpful in getting better. Your therapist will work with you to form new ways of dealing with stressful situations. Hypnosis can be a part of psychotherapy. Creative art therapy is very helpful in dealing with traumatic experiences, coping with symptoms, fostering positive changes, and helps increase self – awareness. Cognitive therapy helps you identify negative, unhealthy beliefs, along with behaviors and replacing them with positive and healthy ones. There no medication that is made to specifically treat this disorder. Your therapist may treat it with tranquilizers, anxiety medications, antidepressants which help control mental symptoms associated with this disorder.

5. Schizophrenia

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,