Pychiatric Disorders and Disease

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PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS AND DISEASES

BY: Vivian Alfonso

PSY/240
Professor: Desra Hohlbein

February 20, 2015

Abstract

The biopsychology of Psychiatric disorders (disorders of psychological function sufficiently severe to require treatment). One of the main difficulties in studying or treating the psychiatric disorders is that they are difficult to diagnose. Because they cannot identify the specific brain pathology associated with various disorders, their diagnosis usually rests entirely on the patients symptoms. The diagnosis is guided by the DSM-IV-TR (the current edition of the Diagnostic and statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Associations. I will be discussing the following psychiatric disorders Schizophrenia, Anxiety Disorders, Affective (emotional) disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Tourette syndrome. These disorders are all very important and are treatable. Most people can live happy and healthy lives if treatments are followed by a doctor.

The major difficulty in studying and treating schizophrenia is accurately defining it (Heinrichs, 2005; Kreuger & Markon, 2006). Its symptoms are complex and diverse; they overlap greatly with those of other psychiatric disorders and frequently change during the progression of the disorder. Also, various neurological disorders have complex partial epilepsy; have symptoms that might suggest a diagnosis of schizophrenia. In recognition of the fact that the current definition of schizophrenia likely includes several different brain diseases some experts prefer to use the plural form to refer to this disorder: the schizophrenias (Wong & Van Tol, 2003). At this time, no one knows exactly what causes Schizophrenia or why this condition affects some people and not others. Studies show that Schizophrenia may be caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain that causes messages in…...

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