False Mental Behavior

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THE PRESENTING PROBLEM: Hector was a university student that was carried to the emergency room by a campus police, with claims by a professor that Hector walked into the room shouting, “he was the joker who was looking for batman” and he refused to leave (Delusions and Hallucinations, APA, 2013).
Hector behavior became increasingly odd during the past year, which he starts to isolate himself from family and friends; he spent most of his time lying in bed and starring at the ceiling. Hector was suspended from college for none attendance (isolation and social retraction, NMIH, 2016). Hector has been seen mumbling to himself as well as standing on the roof top as if he was conducting a symphony. He denies any attempts of jumping from the roof
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The Brief Psychotic Disorder, Duration of an episode of the disturbance is at least 1 day, but less than 1 month with eventual full return to pre-morbid level of functioning.
2. Schizophreniform Disorder, there is a difference in duration, the total duration of the illness including prodromal, active, and residual phases is at least 1 month, but less than 6 months, schizophrenia which last for at least 6 months.
Specific: Long-term Goal is to reduce or stop Hector’s symptoms to reduce the chances of relapses or the return of symptoms.
Measureable: Hector needs to prevent or reduce the need to stay in a hospital
Attainable: Hector needs to develop a personal plan for his recovery by setting goals for himself that will work at home, school, and relationships.
Realistic: Hector needs to stay on medications and seek therapy treatment for his recovery Hector will need family involvement with his recovery process, for understanding his illness and find ways to cope with
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Antipsychotic medications can control psychotic episodes, and chemicals in the brain called dopamine. (WebMD, 2014). These drugs do not cure, but helps relieve any symptoms of hallucinations, delusions, and thinking problems. Older drugs to treat Schizophrenia: (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), haloperidol (Haldol),loxapine, (Loxapine, perphenazine (Trilafon), thioridazine (Mellaril), thiothixene (Navane), and trifluoperazine (Stelazine). Newer ("atypical" or second generation) drugs used to treat schizophrenia include: aripiprazole (Abilify), aripiprazole lauroxil (Aristada), asenapine ((Saphris), clozapine (Clozaril), iloperidone (Fabapt), lurasidone (Latud), paliperidone (Invega Sustenna), paliperidone palmitate (Invega Trinza), quetiapine, (Seroquel), risperidone (Risperdal), and olanzapine, (Zyprexa), and zipreaidone (Geodon). Other, even newer atypical antipsychotics include brexpiprazole (Rexulti) and cariprazine

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