Paranoid Schizophrenia Overview Descriptive Essay by Nicky

Paranoid Schizophrenia Overview
A look at the definition, symptoms amd treatment of paranoid schizophrenia.
# 147725 | 1,630 words | 7 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jun 19, 2011 in Psychology (Disorders) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper examines how paranoid schizophrenia, better known and schizophrenia with paranoid ideologies is a significant and enduring psychological diagnosis. It discusses the disorder in general including the social, cultural clinical implications of it, treatment trends in the past and in the present as well as assessment, diagnosis, expected outcomes, therapeutic relationships, psychopharmacology, milieu management and evaluation of the disease which is a subtype of schizophrenia associated with delusions.

Background and Significance
Cultural Considerations
Trends in Management Historical and Current
Therapeutic Interventions

From the Paper:

"Therapeutic relationships are often challenged by PS as the individuals with this disorder have a tendency to be self-protective, fearful of others, often as a direct result of paranoid ideologies. They are often especially fearful of new people, therefore building therapeutic relationships with them is often a long process that involves trust building and frequent open communication. The psych nurse or other nurse must choose his or her words carefully and practice as much transparency in communication as is possible for the therapeutic goals. Medication compliance can be difficult as a common therapeutic response to medication is a delusion that the medication is "poison." Psychopharmacology is constantly evolving as in general traditional antipsychotic medications show huge promise in helping mitigate positive symptoms over the long term they show little ability to aid in alterations of negative symptoms and have significant side effects which add to the therapeutic distrust of their use by patients and reduce compliance. "

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Mayo Clinic "Paranoid Schizophrenia Definition"
  • Rowe, E. W., & Shean, G. (1997). Card-Sort Performance and Syndromes of Schizophrenia. Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, 123(2), 197-209.

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