Schizophrenia Case Study Assignment
This essay will be focused on a mental illness known as Schizophrenia, which Jonathon is experiencing in the Case Study. It will outline its symptoms, the brain structures of Schizophrenic patients, how neurochemistry may be a possible causative factor in it and how medication can affect the brain structure and neurochemistry to manage symptoms in diagnoses of Schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a serious chronic mental disorder which is described chiefly by defalcation in thought processes, emotional impartiality, and perceptions. Schizophrenic patients present with positive, negative and additionally cognitive symptoms. Positive symptoms: hallucinations, delusions, lubricious behavior. Negative symptoms: alogia- general lack of speech, avolition- lack of motivation and enthusiasm, anhedonia-ineptitude of feeling contentment in normal activities; cognitive symptoms: poor attention, distractibility and incoherence of thought. Regarding Jonathan’s case study, he is presenting positive symptoms, delusion, which entails emotions such as agitation, aggressiveness, hearing voices, thinking that people wanted to harm him and were monitoring the call, and increasingly confused. Delusions consist of its …show more content…
Neurotransmitters travel from one neuron to the other through electrical current, it is either inhibitory or excitatory, this means that the cell either increases or decreases its membrane potential. Synthesis control is crucial for neurotransmitters, it ensures the precursor of neurotransmitters. Moreover, end product inhibition recognizes how much neurotransmitters are in the synaptic cleft. In schizophrenia, neurotransmitters such as dopamine, glutamate, GABA and serotonin play an important role in the central nervous system. The dopamine hypothesis is studied and applied to elaborate many symptoms of Schizophrenia, relating to antipsychotic