Diagnosis Of Non Catatonic Schizophrenia With Multiple Episodes

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In reference to the DSM-5, the diagnosis of non-catatonic Schizophrenia with multiple episodes, currently in acute episode, is given to the client, Mr. Ben Simpson. He meets Criterion A with the presence of delusions, hallucinations, and negative symptoms, all visible for more than one month (American Psychiatric Association, p. 99). There are more than one type of delusion displayed by Mr. Simpson including: persecutory, referential, and grandiose delusions. Persecutory delusions are the belief that someone(s) are harassing, spying, or plan to harm oneself (American Psychiatric Association, p. 87). Mr. Simpson exemplifies this type of delusion with the belief that the shoe store is purposefully placing nails in the bottom of his shoes to annoy him. (This action is only occurring towards him.) He looks beyond the conflicting evidence of all shoes having these nails to hold the sole to the bottom. This ignorance being key to a delusion (American Psychiatric Association, p. 87). Referential delusions are the belief that the actions in the surrounding environment are aimed at oneself (American Psychiatric Association, p. 87). These delusions can be seen in Mr. Simpson’s belief that his surrounding neighbors keep continuous surveillance on him whenever he leaves the house. These people may just be glancing up, looking at something near him, etc., but Simpson believes they are staring directly at him with motive. Another instance in which this symptom can be seen is back when Mr.…

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