Mood Disorders: Types And Symptoms Of Schizophrenia

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A mood disorder is psychological disorder that involves the elevating or lowering of a person’s mood. Among the many mood disorders schizophrenia is one the most severe. Schizophrenia is a severe chronic mood disorder which causes people to interpret reality in an abnormal way. Victims of schizophrenia report hearing voices other people cannot hear or they say they feel someone else is controlling them. There is no single cause but several factors have been determined. There is no cure but there are many methods that help treat this disorder. Schizophrenia is not caused by a single factor. Many experts believe that this disorder is caused by several factors. Scientist have known for quite some time that schizophrenia runs in family. Only 1% …show more content…
Positive symptoms are symptoms that are not seen in regular people. In other words these symptoms are a change in behavior. These symptoms can be mild or severe. One type of positive symptom is hallucinations. Hallucinations are when the patient hears, smells, sees, or feels things that are not real. The most common example is hearing voices. These voices tell the patient to do things or warn them about danger. Another type of positive symptom is delusions. A delusion is a false believe that is not part of the person’s culture. Examples of these delusions are that the neighbors are controlling what the patient does, or that people are out to harm them, or that their partner is cheating on them. Schizophrenics also have movement and thought disorders. Movement disorders are when the patient exhibits certain movement patterns such as repeating the same movements over and over or they are in a catatonic state but catatonia is rarely seen today. Thought disorder is when the person has a disorganized way of thinking he or she may be talking and all of the sudden stop abruptly stop without any explanation. Negative symptoms are a withdrawal of behavior. These include a flat affect which means showing no facial expressions while talking, lack of pleasure, speaking a little bit when forced to interact. Schizophrenics with negative symptoms usually can’t depend on themselves they need

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