Essays Tagged: "schizophrenia schizophrenia"

Schizophrenia Discusses all of the signs and symptoms of the disease, as well as the physiological and social effects that it has on an individual.

SchizophreniaSchizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating mental illness. The disease can cause you t ... people and activities in the world around you and retreat into a world of delusions and fantasies. Schizophrenia is the most common kind of psychosis, which is an impairment of thinking in which your ... hich is an impairment of thinking in which your interpretation of reality can be severely abnormal. Schizophrenia causes a slowly progressive deterioration in your ability to function in various roles ...

(6 pages) 176 3 3.5 May/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Schizophrenia, a basic definition and description of the illness

SchizophreniaSchizophrenia, an often misunderstood disease, is usually interpreted by those not fami ... amiliar with it as Multiple Personality Disorder, but this is not so. While a person afflicted with schizophrenia may also suffer from multiple personality disorder, it is not the rule of thumb. Unfor ... f the disease, and finally some of the legal and ethical concerns surrounding those who suffer from schizophrenia.To start with since there is nothing that can be measured to diagnose schizophrenia, a ...

(7 pages) 221 0 4.6 Sep/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

The essay is about the mental diorder, schizophrenia. Including who first discovered the illness, theories on what causes it, symptoms, treatment, and history of schizophrenia.

SchizophreniaSchizophrenia is a chronic, severe, disabling mental disorder typically characterized b ... er typically characterized by a separation between the thought processes and the emotions (Torrey). Schizophrenia affects about one percent of the adult population and signs of it usually emerge in th ... nt of the adult population and signs of it usually emerge in the late teens to the middle twenties (Schizophrenia). This disorder usually appears earlier in men than in women; however, it affects both ...

(8 pages) 385 1 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

This is an in-depth 10 page paper on schizophrenia.

SchizophreniaSchizophrenia is a mental disorder marked by the loss of contact with reality. When a p ... ucinations, irregular thinking or emotions are produced, then he or she has a mental illness called schizophrenia. About one hundred years ago schizophrenia was first recognized as a mental disorder a ... nized as a mental disorder and researchers have been searching for a cure since. The exact cause of schizophrenia is still unknown and scientists are certain that schizophrenia has more than one cause ...

(10 pages) 282 0 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

What is Schizophrenia?

What is Schizophrenia?Schizophrenia is a group of mental illnesses characterized by hallucinations, delusion ... d fifty people out of one hundred thousand and accounts for more than half of all hospitalizations. Schizophrenia usually appears between the late-teens and mid-thirties. It is the most chronic and di ... uble determining the difference between what is reality and what is imaginary. There is no cure for schizophrenia; however, there are many treatment options available.There are three main forms of sch ...

(6 pages) 220 1 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Schizophrenia.

SchizophreniaSchizophrenia is a mental disorder that causes a disturbance in the brain. Schizophreni ... ses a persons thoughts, perceptions, mood, and behavior to be distorted. Signs thatsomeone may have schizophrenia usually begin to appear in adolescence or young adults.Schizophrenia is believed to be ... to be caused by numerous factors all acting together. Some factors thathave been linked to causing schizophrenia are brain trauma that was caused around birth, stress,and social isolation. There is n ...

(4 pages) 101 1 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Schizophrenia.

Amit ChaturvediPeriod 8SchizophreniaSchizophrenia is one of the most devastating mental illnesses known to man.Those who ar ... ughts become chaotic and disorganizedand his mind becomes "divorced from reality" (Young 1988: 15). Schizophrenia crossesall racial, gender, social, and economic boundaries, affecting approximately 2. ... in the world, and is the leading reason for admittance into mental hospitals(Brittanica 1992: 520). Schizophrenia is incurable, but it is possible to allay its symptomswith antipsychotic drugs and the ...

(9 pages) 230 0 4.4 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

About schizophrenia in an Australian contect.

1.ABOUT SCHIZOPHRENIASchizophrenia is a mental illness that affects the normal functioning of the brain. It ... y to think, feel and act. The illness alters the senses, making it very difficult for a person with schizophrenia to tell what is real from what is not real.The term "schizophrenia" was introduced in ... is perceived, what is believed, and what is objectively real. He did not mean that the person with schizophrenia is split into two personalities, but that there is a splitting of the personality away ...

(11 pages) 78 0 4.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Schizophrenia

SchizophreniaSchizophrenia is often thought of as a mental illness in which those effected have a sp ... is also commonly thought that schizophrenics are psychotic. These common beliefs however are false. Schizophrenia, a disease of the brain, is one of the most disabling and emotionally devastating illn ... elatively little attention and its victims have been unfairly mistreated. Like cancer and diabetes, schizophrenia has a biological basis. It is not caused by bad parenting or personal weakness. Schizo ...

(3 pages) 135 5 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Causes and Symptoms of Schizophrenia

or she experiences delusions or hallucinations, he or she is afflicted with a mental illness called schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the most serious mental illnesses because it causes its victi ... ms to lose touch with reality and makes him or her unable to perform in society (Smith 23).The word schizophrenia literally means "a splitting of the mind." (Torrey 176) The disease is also called par ...

(8 pages) 167 0 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Schizophrenia: What it is, and studies of those who have the disease

Schizophrenia is a disabling disease of the brain that in many ways could appear as the most severe ... e and mind controlling of all mental illnesses. "Approximately 1 percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime - more than 2 million Americans suffer from the illness in a giv ... hy there are no ways to absolutely cure it. There is an interesting history behind the evolution of schizophrenia, and there are also multiple theories of why it occurs in certain people's minds and n ...

(7 pages) 82 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Schizophrenia, a serious psychological disorder

SchizophreniaSchizophrenia is a severe brain disease. It is found all over the world. "Approximately ... rain disease. It is found all over the world. "Approximately one percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime - more than two million Americans suffer from the illness in a g ... re than two million Americans suffer from the illness in a given year." (http://www.medicinenet.com/schizophrenia/article.htm). Schizophrenia is often thought of as a split personality, but that is no ...

(1 pages) 53 0 3.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Describe and discuss two possible causes of schizophrenia (one biological, one psychological) suggested by psychologists, making reference to empirical evidence in your answer.

Describe and discuss two possible causes of schizophrenia (one biological, one psychological) suggested by psychologists, making reference to em ... ne psychological) suggested by psychologists, making reference to empirical evidence in your answer.Schizophrenia is probably the most serious mental illness recognized in the ICD (International Stand ... eelings become split from one another, causing bizarre and often unsociable behaviour. The cause of schizophrenia has long been argued although there is evidence to suggest that there is a genetic/bio ...

(6 pages) 80 0 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Schizophrenia

SchizophreniaSchizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. Approximately 1percent ... s a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. Approximately 1percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime. Althoughschizophrenia affects men and women equally, the disord ... s men and women equally, the disorder often appearsearlier in men.There is no known single cause of schizophrenia. Many diseases, such as heartdisease, result from a mix of genetic, behavioral, and ot ...

(1 pages) 32 1 2.3 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Schizophrenia In Life

Chapter # 2 Mental Disorder ResearchSchizophreniaSchizophrenia is a severe psychotic disorder diagnosed by a variety of symptoms. The ma ... is disease but in rare cases where it does appear itinvolves poorly developed language development. Schizophrenia is a severe disturbance in thebrains functioning, also referred to as the broken brain ... om reality not meaning split as in two personalities. In the 1950's many psychiatrists believed thatschizophrenia resulted from a form of trauma at an early age usually by the parents. There weremany ...

(4 pages) 64 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Imagine staying in the same statue position for days at

nd only seeing grossly deformed creatures. This is how a schizophrenic has to live everyday. Schizophrenia is a disease of chemicals in the brain. It is one of the most disabling and emotionall ... ling and emotionally devastating illnesses know to man. 1 out of 100 people in this country develop schizophrenia. Schizophrenia can affect anyone at any age, most cases develop between the ages of 16 ...

(3 pages) 879 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

The Science of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that is usually characterized by withdrawal from reality. The sym ... common symptoms. If a person has these symptoms then he or she may have the mental disorder called schizophrenia. Schizophrenia was first recognized as a mental disorder about a hundred years ago and ... e could not be stress alone. Though they do agree that stress could probably make the symptoms of a schizophrenia patient worse or trigger the onset of the disease. Another hypothesis of this theory f ...

(8 pages) 62 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Proposal on the Effects of Music on People With Schizophrenia

American Heritage Festival Exhibit for the acceptance of music therapy for individuals with chronic schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder that affects multiple psychological processes t ... g and Brown (1970) suggest that these psychological and behavioral processes predispose people with schizophrenia to social withdrawal, which allows the patient to have a low stimulation environment t ...

(6 pages) 11 0 0.0 Dec/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness