Schizophrenia, Psychosis, and Developmental Disorders Term Paper

Schizophrenia, Psychosis, and Developmental Disorders
An explanation of the causes of schizophrenia and psychosis and other different developmental disorders.
# 129016 | 1,045 words | 2 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Aug 25, 2010 in Psychology (Disorders)


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Description:

This paper explains how the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV-TR) has developed categorization methods for many disorder groups. It also describes the causes of schizophrenia and psychosis, as well as different developmental disorders, explaining the difficulty in identifying them at times due to the state of the individuals involved.

Outline:
Categories of Disorders
Schizophrenic and Psychosis
Developmental Disorders
Classifications of Disorders
Schizophrenic and Psychosis Disorders
Hallucinations
Disorganized Speech or Thought
Disorganized Behavior
Negative Symptoms
Learning Disorders
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Attention Disorders
Conclusion


Developmental Disorders
Mental Retardation

From the Paper:

"The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV-TR) has developed categorization methods for many disorder groups, including the categories involved with schizophrenia and lifetime development disorders. While there are varying levels of severity with both of these groups of disorders, they are both very difficult to identify at times because of the state of the individuals involved.
"The two categories to be discussed are the schizophrenic and psychosis category as well as the lifetime developmental disorders category.
In psychology, psychosis is tied to many different disorders in which an individual becomes extremely out of touch with reality. While this can occur in more common disorders such as severe depression, it is most commonly tied to schizophrenia (Barlow & Durand, 2009).
Schizophrenia is believed to be mostly tied to genetics and the chemical imbalances tied to improper formation of key areas of the brain."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barlow, D. H. & Durand, V. M. (2009). Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.
  • Hansell, J. & Damour, L. (2008). Abnormal Psychology, (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley

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Schizophrenia, Psychosis, and Developmental Disorders (2010, August 25) Retrieved April 02, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/schizophrenia-psychosis-and-developmental-disorders-129016/

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