Jacob experiences auditory hallucinations, which will end up bringing out the worst of his schizophrenia. In the same way, people who hear voices and/or sounds cannot differentiate what is real and what is not, causing them to act like Jacob. Clearly, people with schizophrenia might become a victim of auditory hallucinations. People who have schizophrenia live a hard life. Whether it is experiencing many different symptoms or when they might even “withdraw from the outside world” (“Schizophrenia” 1).
It varies considerably (35–90%) possibly due to the use of different measurement instruments, research in heterogeneous populations, and measurement during different stages of illness (Lyne et al., 2012). Negative symptoms are highly prevalent amongst schizophrenia patients and therefore, may help predict poorer social outcomes, such as social stagnation (Dlabac-de Lange, Knegtering & Aleman,
In Nightwalk, by Aleem Hossain, it is clear the narrator has some type of mental illness. The hallucinations, brimming rage, psychotic depression, and many other problems show that he, the narrator, has a severe schizoaffective disorder. A schizoaffective disorder is where people have symptoms of both schizophrenia (have changes in behavior and other symptoms -- including delusions and hallucinations -- that last longer than 6 months. It usually affects them at work or school, as well as their relationships) and a mood disorder, like depression (feelings of severe despondency and dejection) or bipolar disorder (a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression). The suicidal thoughts and quick behavioral changes show
Furthermore, the pervasive stigma against them leads to increased cost and poorer health outcomes. Instead of looking at a patient’s violent behavior on the superficial level, one should take into account the patient’s diagnosis and past experience. For instance, violent behavior is prevalent in patients with schizophrenia and it is also the most common reason for the admission to a psychiatric inpatient unit (Krakowski, Czobor, Citrome, Bark, & Cooper, 2006). Many are also under-diagnosed and under-treated, resulting in wide treatment gaps. Most of them require psychoanalytic treatment to cope with their violent behavior.
This paper will examine how having a child diagnosed with schizophrenia affects the family life cycle stages and will examine possible methodologies for treating the family in a therapeutic context. What is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness that affects about one percent of the population (Marley, 2014). It affects both males and females and the average onset of the disease is in the late teens and early adulthood (Miller & Mason, 2010). Symptoms that characterize this disease include hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech, and impaired cognitive ability (Patel et al., 2014).
Depression has been one of the major mental health issues for adolescents. Depression causes adolescents to feel sad and lose interest in activities they were once interested in. Adolescents experience many changes during their adolescence years. Due to their changes, adolescents experience several emotional changes. According to Mayo Clinic (2017), some issues that causes adolescents’ constant emotional changes are puberty, academic expectations, and changes of their bodies.
The daily stresses of modern society such as high living costs, failure in marriage, job failure, drugs and alcohol abuse are the factors that causes major depression. People who suffered from depression will experience symptoms such as suicidal thoughts, sleep disturbance, changes in appetite, slowed thinking and poor concentration. (Miller & Reynolds, 2002,
Juveniles whom experience disrupted thinking experience a mild case of psychosis. The length of their stay in solitary will determine the severity of their case. Maztner (2010) notes, “the stress, lack of meaningful social contact, and unstructured days can exacerbate symptoms of illness or provoke recurrence.” Adolescents experiencing hallucinations are reported and placed on medication resulting in them becoming medically ill patients for the remainder of their life (Corcoran, 2016). Facilities have stated approximately fifteen percent of the population incarcerated has been diagnosed with a mental illness. According to Matzner (2010), studies have shown eight to
Even, occurrence of suicide is greater in person with hearing impairment compared to blind person. (Narimani et al., 2014). Diagnostic criteria for social anxiety disorder according DSM-5 A.A noticeable and constant fear about one and more social situations or circumstances, in which an individual is exposed to unfamiliar people or to possible analysis/evaluate by others. Examples comprise social interaction (having a conversation), being observed (drinking or eating) or performing in front of others (giving a speech and presentation). B.