Antipsychotic Essays

Schizophrenia Abstract

Schizophrenia is a severe and chronic brain disorder in which a person interprets actual reality abnormally. It is a mental disorder that makes it difficult to think clearly, have normal responses to emotions, act normal in a social setting, and tell the difference between their own interpretation of reality and actual reality. There are several types of Schizophrenia: paranoid, undifferentiated, disorganized, residual, and catatonic schizophrenia. The assumption is that schizophrenia is split or multiple personalities. Schizophrenia is defined as “split…

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Bipolar Disorder

Over the years there have been many misconceptions about what bipolar disorder is, what the symptoms are, and how it is treated. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. A person who has “mood swings” does not automatically qualify them for a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. The characteristics of bipolar disorder are significant shifts in mood that go from…

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Schizophrenia

?This essay focuses on the diagnosis of schizophrenia, a major mental illness with much stigma and misinformation associated with it. World Health Organisation (WHO, 2012) epidemiological evidence suggests that schizophrenia is a mental illness affecting 24 million people worldwide. This essay will define schizophrenia and its characteristic signs and symptoms in relation to cognition, mood, behaviour and psychosocial functioning. The criteria enabling a diagnosis of schizophrenia are explored, as well as contemporary nursing care and pharmacological treatments. The positive and…

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Antipsychotic Medication

Latuda (lurasidone) is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain. Latuda is used to treat schizophrenia in adults. It is also used to treat depression associated with bipolar. Latuda is not for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. This drug may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults with dementia-related conditions. You should not use Latuda if you are allergic to lurasidone. Latuda was formulated in October 28, 2010….

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A Review of a Beautiful Mind and Its Depictions of Schizophrenia

A Review of a Beautiful Mind and Its Depictions of Schizophrenia Introduction: In the year 2001 the movie A Beautiful Mind was released as a biography of the life of John Nash. As the movie flows, we can easily see how his condition, schizophrenia, interferes with his personal life as well as with his home life and social life. The movie does a good job in describing Nash’s experiences and some of the help that put him back on his…

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Schizophrenia

Bob Tyler, a 40-year-old male, is brought to the emergency department by the police after being violent with his father. Bob has multiple past hospitalizations and treatment for schizophrenia. Bob believes that the healthcare providers are FBI agents and his apartment is a site for slave trading. He believes that the FBI has cameras in his apartment to monitor his moves and broadcast them on TV. Initial Assessment The nurse asks Mr. Tyler what he would like to be called….

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Discuss Biological Explanations of Schizophrenia

re are several different explanations for the disorder schizophrenia. One of these explanations is the biological model. This model explains schizophrenia through biological faults, for example viral infections and brain abnormalities. Genetic Factors Some psychologists say that schizophrenia can be passed down generations, meaning that some people inherit the disorder from their parents. Twin research has consistently shown that identical twins have a greater risk of developing schizophrenia, if their twin has the disorder, than non-identical twins. Gottesman found monozygotic…

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