Brain, Structure, And Behavior Analysis

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Genetics, Brain, Structure, and Behavior Sandra G. Jackson PSY/340 January 09, 2012 Stephanie Fernandez Genetics, Brain, Structure, and Behavior During this week I have learn about autism and how the disease affect the human brain, behavior and motor functions. For this assignment I have decided to focus on schizophrenia. The word "schizophrenia" is less than 100 years old. However the disease was first identified as a discrete mental illness by Dr. Emile Kraepelin in the 1887 and the illness itself is generally believed to have tly associated with schizophrenia. In a medical sense split personality is a form of neurosis vice psychosis, slight different from schizophrenia. Individual with Schizophrenia my show signs of…show more content…
This design, which included 13 different interview systems for diagnosing schizophrenic disorders, allowed for an in-depth analysis of the Whitaker Index of Schizophrenic Thinking (WIST). Eighty-five outpatients who were receiving long-term chemotherapy for schizophrenia at the Moditen Clinic of London Psychiatric Hospital were reassessed individually using each of the 13 systems, following a clinical interview format, and the WIST. The WIST was found to show a consistently high agreement with each of the 13 systems for an average WIST discriminatory efficiency of 70%. The WIST is suggested as a practical, easily administered, diagnostic tool that performs well in comparison to the interview systems. The interview system that was invented by WIST is still in practice today along with MIR and other evaluation methods. Where the potential problem comes in with misdiagnoses is; group categorizing patients, racial bias, or inaccurately diagnosis of the patient. There is also the possibility that the patient cannot express clearly what her or she is experiencing, which sometimes interferes with properly diagnosing the…show more content…
The problem that comes with preventive treatment and therapy for individuals suffering from schizophrenia usually falls to the individual accepting that they are suffering from a mental disorder and the financial aspect of the keeping up with the treatment and therapy. Borderline personalities usually do not seek mental health care to have their characters transformed; they want help for depression, anxiety, and problems in their work and family lives. But a psychiatrist, psychologist, or counselor can help make these patients more aware of how their patterns of behavior and thinking aggravate those symptoms and complicate those problems. (“The Harvard mental health letter,” 2006). The penitent usually makes therapists feel uncomfortable or guilty, demand special treatment, become uncooperative and ungrateful, and provoke crises with self-destructive actions, which lead to inappropriate or unnecessary therapy or treatment. Currently, there is no cure for schizophrenia, but the illness can
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