Schizophrenia By Elizabeth A Critical Analysis

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Paranoia, delusional thinking, affective flattering, and possible disorganization of the thought process are all symptoms of schizophrenia. Author, Elizabeth A. Richter, believes that people with schizophrenia can choose to cure themselves. Elizabeth A. Richter claims that 25% of people with schizophrenia will recover spontaneously without therapy. Some reliability that the author has is being that she was previously diagnosed with schizophrenia. Her experiences are personal and she uses a few famous people who suffered from the disease as examples as well. When looking at the argument used by the author it is clear that she uses a couple of different fallacies. The first fallacy used is wishful thinking. The author plays on…show more content…
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that most often requires multiple therapies that help a person manage their mental disease. For the larger portion of individuals with schizophrenia a combination of psychotropic medication and a psychosocial therapy is most successful (Townsend, 2008). Schizophrenia has been reviewed and presented in steps for nursing to help diagnose people. The cause of the mental disease remains a puzzle to psychiatrists, but identifying the type and care needed for people is clear. Schizophrenia can be managed, but it requires the assistance of medication and possibly other therapies. The wishful thinking of Elizabeth A. Richter in the thought that a person with schizophrenia can cure themselves is just a dream. The reality for people with schizophrenia is a lifestyle change that requires managing a disease with the aid of medication and therapies. Often times when a person with schizophrenia chooses to go off of medication they fall back into the world of delusions and faltered reality. This can cause upheaval and damage relationships within their life. In order to maintain
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