Essays Tagged: "Schizophrenia"

Huntington's Disease

of excitement and depression. It iscaused by a buildup of neurotransmitter fluids, which can cause schizophrenia. The firstsymptoms of the disease usually appear between the ages of 35 and 45, but mu ...

(1 pages) 47 0 4.6 May/1993

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? What does the term schizophrenia mean? In its most elementary sense, we might say tha ... 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 gener ... ely as it is often applied to almost any kind of unusual behavior of which the speaker disapproves. Schizophrenia is almost universally viewed as the 'classic example of madness' . It is a startling a ...

(3 pages) 121 0 3.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Schizophrenia research paper

SchizophreniaDuring the 1950s, mentally disordered people who were harmful to society andthemselves ... on to authority, withdrawal, lack of initiative, and excessive dependence on theinstitution (Seeds).Schizophrenia is the most common psychoses in the United States affectingaround one percent of the U ... volved in the actual psychotic process,resulting in derangement of language, thought, and judgment. Schizophrenia is calleda formal thought disorder. Thinking and understanding of reality are usually ...

(5 pages) 449 2 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Schizophrenia. Includes Esse Leete's experience.

; everybody seemed sodistant from me.' This excerpt describes part of Esse Leete 20-year battle withschizophrenia. She committed herself to leading the fullest life her disease will allow andto educat ... elf to leading the fullest life her disease will allow andto educating others about mental illness. Schizophrenia is a very serious disease, butthrough defining schizophrenia and getting the patient h ...

(6 pages) 81 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Schizophrenia: Explained and Treatments

Schizophrenia is a devastating brain disorder affecting people worldwide of all ages, races, and eco ... soon after the onset of the illness.' Eugene Bleuler, a famous Swiss psychiatrist, coined the term 'schizophrenia,' referring to what he called the 'splitting of the various psychic functions' (Honig ... sychic functions' (Honig 209-211).Having a 'split personality' is often incorrectly associated with schizophrenia. Possessing multiple personalities on different occasions is a form of neurosis vice p ...

(8 pages) 261 0 4.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Paranoid Personality Disorders

anoid Personality Disorder is a disorder commonly mistaken for schizophrenic personality disorders. Schizophrenia, a psychosis, is when a person is has an image of a world and its transpiring events, ... sting that there is an increased possibility that someone with a relative that suffers from chronic Schizophrenia (specifically Persecutory and Delusional Type) is more likely to develop Paranoid Pers ...

(4 pages) 109 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health


Essay has footnotes, and bibliography Good workSCHIZOPHRENIAChild schizophrenia, like other psychopathologies has many documented, and several unce ... that pregnant mothers have experienced an immune reaction that present dangers to the unborn child. Schizophrenia is a disorder where the body=s immune system attacks itself. Schizophrenia is not pres ... hizophrenia is not present at birth but develops during the adolescence period or young adulthood. ASchizophrenia is a biological brain disease affecting thinking, perception, mood, and behaviour. Its ...

(6 pages) 167 0 4.1 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Abnormal Psychology - Mental Disorders

Andrew Walters2/26/97Psychology IIAbnormal Psychology-Mental DisordersSchizophrenia is a disorder that c ... mitters and/or an imbalance in the amount of dopamine. Stress is not thought of as directly causing Schizophrenia, but often makes already present symptoms worse. some doctors feel that Schizophrenia ... mportant as finding what causes a disease is finding what does not cause a disease. It is said that Schizophrenia is: not caused by a domineering mother and/or a passive father, not caused by childhoo ...

(9 pages) 467 1 4.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

This is an essay about the originality of mental health and where it is going from here. How mental health use to be viewed and how far we have come from there.

umors. Today researchers are learning about the biological origins of many mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, autism and alcoholism. The mental disorders that cause severe social problems are the ... e. A problematic group of mentally ill individuals are substance abusers with a mental illness like schizophrenia that live in urban areas. This constitutes about 6 million Americans. These people are ...

(7 pages) 410 2 4.2 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

All Violent Criminals Have a Mental Illness- Discuss

rchers at North Carolina State University and Duke University, people with severe mental illnesses, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or psychosis are two and a half times more likely to be attacked, ra ... y's 1994 study, as reported in Psychological Medicine (Issue 24, pp483-502) of 538 individuals with schizophrenia living in London it was reported that the men had a 3.9 times and the women 5.3 times ...

(5 pages) 157 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

the yellow wallpaper disscuss mental illness

nd competence, and feelings of worthlessness that lead to greater depression and the possibility of schizophrenia.The beginning emphasis will be on the interaction and roles of the husband and wife in ... yche that impresses upon the reader that she is slowly deteriorating into a mental illness known as schizophrenia (a disintegration of the personality). This illness, however it manifests itself withi ...

(9 pages) 202 0 3.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Effects of Treatment Compliance on Outcome in Congnitive-Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder: Quality Versus Quantity"

eks prior to treatment; (c) never attempted suicide; (d) no substance abuse; and (e) no evidence of schizophrenia, or mental disorders. Their treatments consisted of 12 sessions over a 12 week period. ...

(1 pages) 132 1 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

"My First Computer, My First Wife". Assignment: Describe something that you do that causes a problem for somebody else.

ddiction, and work addiction being suggested as legitimate mental disorders in the same category as schizophrenia or depression? Or as a legitimate reason to get a divorce? I think not.What most pe ...

(2 pages) 74 2 3.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Violence and Alex's Reclamation in "A Clockwork Orange" General Overview of A Clockwork Orange, covering most important factors.

' but during the day he listens to some of the great historical composers. This is almost a case of schizophrenia but the character knows this and there is no sudden change. He knows what he is doing ...

(8 pages) 137 1 3.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Schizophrenia. What is schizophrenia? What are the causes? What is it's history? What are the symptoms? How is it treated? What are the different forms of the disorder?

Schizophrenia is a disorder that affects the brain. There are two ways in whichschizophrenics are vi ... e of these are, Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Allan Poe, and Vaslav Nijinsky.One in every 100 people gets schizophrenia at least one time in their lifetime. This disorder usually comes about between the tee ... cure has been found. There are treatments though that can help schizophrenics to live a normal life.Schizophrenia is a non-contagious disease where the person cannot tell reality apart from imaginatio ...

(13 pages) 436 3 4.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Decreasing Brain Matter in Schizophrenia! scientific tests and progress of testing and preventing the degeneration of gray matter.

Decreasing Brain Matter in SchizophreniaAbstractSchizophrenia is a primary focus in the medical community due to its complexity ... d of neuropsychiatry. It is thought that the progression of the disorder influences its severity of schizophrenia, which in turn is perceived to be caused by degeneration in the hippocampal, cerebral ... brain matter volume in schizophrenics, in contrast to comparative healthy test subjects.IntroductionSchizophrenia, as defined in the DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association 1994), is classified as a ...

(5 pages) 77 0 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

BBP Depicted In Girl Inturrupted: This is a paper that compares the movie Girl Inturrupted to the actual symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.

There are many movies that depict mental disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and many more. Girl Interrupted portrays se ...

(6 pages) 151 1 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Ethical & Legal Issues Pertaining to Physical Restraint - A Critical Analysis

elf and others. He has a mild learning disability, challenging behaviour and is diagnosed as having schizophrenia and autism. A consequence of David's behaviors has meant that he is now detained under ...

(14 pages) 675 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

History, causes, and symptoms of Schizophreina

Schizophrenia is a common mental disorder striking one percent or one in one hundred people worldwid ... ndaries affecting people of all races, of all cultures, and of all social classes. The emergence of schizophrenia is more common between late adolescence or early adulthood. Men seem to develop the di ... ch explains the difficulty to produce a solid definition. One common misbelieve is that people with schizophrenia have multiple personalities. Yet, a separate term, dissociative personality disorder, ...

(7 pages) 166 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

A comparison of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hide with a short description of the story. Also a description of two minor characters.

scovery ultimately leads to his tragic death.Dr. Jekyll, the main character, appears to suffer from schizophrenia which results in him believing that Mr. Hyde is another separate person. Schizophrenia ... a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. Approximately 1 percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime - more than 2 million Americans suffer from the illness in a giv ...

(3 pages) 83 0 4.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers