Schizophrenia And Its Effects On Individuals With Schizophrenia

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According to Fusar-Poli (2009), schizophrenia is delineated by prefrontal activity and elevated striatal dopaminergic functions. There are primary neurological brain abnormalities in individuals with schizophrenia. For example; robust abnormalities elevated in striatal dopamine activity and prefrontal cortical dysfunctions (Fusar-Poli, 2009). Other abnormalities include white matter in the right superior frontal gyrus, left middle frontal gyrus, bilateral parahippocampal gyrus, adjacent to the right caudate head, right thalamus, left insula, left lentiform nucleus, left fusiform gyrus, and bilateral claustrum (Antonius, 2011). These brain abnormalities are astonishing and, nevertheless, need to be acknowledged and understood for the purpose of comprehending the severity of the schizophrenia disorder symptoms (Antonius, 2011). Schizophrenia is part of the spectrum of psychotic disorders, according to the DSM-5 ' classification. Schizophrenia disorder is abnormalities in one or more of the following domains: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking, grossly abnormal motor behavior, and negative symptoms (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). According to the DSM-5 ', delusions are solidified beliefs, not amenable to change in light of conflicting evidence. These include ideas of persecutory, referential, grandiose, erotomanic, nihilistic, and somatic. Contrary to hallucinations, which are perceived experiences that occur without an external stimulus. They occur in…

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