Assessing and Diagnosing Patients With Schizophrenia

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Psychotic disorders and schizophrenia are some of the most complicated and challenging diagnoses in the DSM. The symptoms of psychotic disorders may appear quite vivid in some patients; with others, symptoms may be barely observable. Additionally, symptoms may overlap among disorders. For example, specific symptoms, such as neurocognitive impairments, social problems, and illusions may exist in patients with schizophrenia but are also contributing symptoms for other psychotic disorders.

For this Assignment, you will analyze a case study related to schizophrenia, another psychotic disorder, or a medication-induced movement disorder.

Reading Assignments

https://go.openathens.net/redirector/waldenu.edu?url=https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.MedicationInduced

https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.dsm02

Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2015). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry (11th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

· Chapter 7, Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

· Chapter 29.2, Medication Induced-Movement Disorders

· Chapter 31.15, Early-Onset Schizophrenia

Required Media

https://ezp.waldenulibrary.org/login?qurl=https://video.alexanderstreet.com/watch/schizophrenia-and-other-psychotic-disorders

VIDEO CASE STUDY FOR THE ASSIGNMENT

https://video-alexanderstreet-com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/watch/training-title-29

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS