Treatment of Paranoid Schizophrenia Essay

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Psychopharmacological Treatments for Adults with Paranoid Schizophrenia Emily Erlenbach Liberty University Abstract There are many types of treatment for Schizophrenia. Paranoid schizophrenia is one of five different types of schizophrenia, of which this paper will be most concentrated. With any disorder, there is usually both therapy as well as medication used for treatment. In most cases, both medication and therapy work better than just one. Schizophrenia can be triggered by a tragic event or can be developed over time. The purpose of this research is to explore the different psychopharmacological treatments as well as some effective therapies for adults with paranoid schizophrenia. Many of the medications for schizophrenics are used for this disorder in general, not specifically paranoid type. Background information on schizophrenia is provided as well as the biological, emotional, and cognitive aspects of this disorder. All of these elements play an important part in one’s prognosis. Each aspect influences those with this disorder tremendously. This is why careful attention must be placed on medication as well as therapy. Although there is no cure yet found for schizophrenia, there are options for treatment of this psychotic disorder including medications, therapy, and group homes. Psychopharmacological Treatments for Adults with Paranoid Schizophrenia Introduction With all the tragedies and hardships that can occur in people’s lives, there are bound to be some unfortunate consequences and suffering for them. Some people have better coping skills than others, making them less prone to develop a psychopathology as a result of tragedies. Psychopathologies not only occur because of tragic events, they can also develop over time as a result of biological reasons, such as heredity. Early signs and biological indicators can be the most obvious

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