I did like the visual aids and believe they did a good job at making the presentation visually appealing for the audience. Even though I liked the visual appeals of the presentation, I feel that they should have explained certain aspects better. For example when they talked about the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia, I would have liked for them to describe exactly what a positive and negative symptom was and what exactly constituted the symptoms as being either positive or negative. Another factor that I wish they would of explained better is typical neuroleptics and what exactly they are. I did learn a lot about schizophrenia from this presentation and except for the two subjects that I wanted more information on, team C did a very good job.
Schizophrenia is a serious, reoccurring brain disease that affects up to one percent of the world population today (Mental Health America, 2011).Schizophrenia is often misunderstood among the general public and can easily slip past concerned friends or family members of the patients suffering with this disease. Many signs of schizophrenia are closely related to that of depression or even laziness (National Mental Health Institute, 2007). Major indicators of the disease that persist for at least two weeks include: the constant hearing of voices and the feeling of being watched, feeling of indifference to very important problems, changes in personal interest abruptly or mass changes in personal hygiene, and bizarre behavior or new obsession with
Psychological therapies were first brought about for patients who were having trouble adhering to medication due to the intolerable side effects that the biological therapies bring with them. They therefore needed a therapy that would have been more effective and appropriate for them to sustain their improvement. Two of the most common psychological therapies are Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Behaviorist psychologists see schizophrenia as a maladaptive behavior gained through learning experiences, which behavioral therapies can ‘correct’ and change into adaptive behaviors. The most successful form of behavioral therapy is the use of token economies.
Symptoms have been known to show both ADHD and bipolar effects such as anger/irritability, tantrums and insomnia. To prevent mistreatment from ADHD with mania or without it there are treatments that coincide with each other. If a child were to have ADHD with bipolar disorder they would try to treat the mood problems before they start worrying about the ADHD symptoms. Treatments for these symptoms vary from stimulant medicines to academic accommodations. There have been three studies that show the use of ADHD medicines with antimanic medicines help improve behavior in the children.
(Gerald C. Davidson, John M. Neale, 1998)Family therapy, aimed at reducing high levels of expressed emotion, has been shown to be valuable in preventing relapse. More recently, behavioural treatments such as social skills training have helped patients, who have been discharged from the mental hospitals meet the inevitable stresses of family and community living. The most effective treatments for schizpophrenia are likely to involve both biological and psychological components, because schizophrenia is thought to be one of the most serious forms of mental disorder, along
Many scientists believe that genes play a role in creating fearful memories. Also, studying certain brain area that deal with stress and fear researchers have a better understanding of curing the causes of PTSD. Symptoms of PTSD can be flashbacks, bad dreams, frightening thoughts, avoiding people, events, or object that are reminders of your experience, and feeling on edge. Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling brain disorder that has affected people throughout history (NIMH). People who have this disorder may hear voices that other may not hear, feel as though the world can read their mind, control their thoughts, and are out to
Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out daily tasks. The symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe; they are very different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through. The results of bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor performance in work or school, and even suicide. However, bipolar disorder can be treated and people with the illness can lead full lives as if they did not even have the disorder. The disorder usually develops between the late teens and the early adult years; most cases start before the age of twenty five.
People who are diagnosed with schizophrenia suffer similar situations throughout their daily lives. So what is schizophrenia? According to the Lundbeck Institution (2011), schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness that affects the persons ability to speak, think,
“Given the importance of anger and related emotions such as anxiety and depression in the recovery of substance-dependent patients, we expect that patients in residential treatment for substance dependence could benefit from FT.” (Lin, Mack, Enright, Krahn, and Baskin, 2004) Forgiveness is the main feature to emotional recovery when dealing with chemical dependency. Many participants were reluctant to forgive or respond to treatment in the beginning of this therapy. However, participants showed substantial changes from FT, than from traditional therapy at posttest and follow-up. “Despite steady improvements in depression in the alternative treatment condition, these participants continued to exhibit clinically depressed patterns at both posttest and follow-up.” (Lin, Mack, Enright, Krahn, and Baskin, 2004) In conclusion, Forgiveness Therapy is centered on the client’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
There are more medications today that can at least treat this type of an illness then it would have been back in the past. There have been more research options that has been developed to treat ADHD, then when I was a child. A timeline of ADHD Before 1900, Symptoms of ADHD are considered a moral problem of children. 1937- Scientists first report that stimulants can control ADHD symptoms. 1940- Symptoms of ADHD continue to be blamed on ‘’minimal brain damage’’.