Living with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a disorder that garners a lot of interest, likely due to the more “bizarre” aspects of the positive symptoms of the disorder, including delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking, and inappropriate affect. With only 1% of the population suffering from Schizophrenia, it can be helpful to -experience” the symptoms and their impact through a fairly accurate biographical depiction.
To prepare for this Assignment:
Review Chapter 12 in your textbook. Find a peer-reviewed journal article in support of effective treatment options for schizophrenia. the Assignment (2pages):
Describe Frese’s symptoms of schizophrenia presented in the articles, including behavioral descriptions of his positive, negative, and/or psychomotor symptoms as appropriate.
Review the ways theorists explain schizophrenia using psychological and sociocultural factors (not biological), and offer your conceptualization of Frese’s development of schizophrenia from these two perspectives.
Based on your conceptualization above, what treatment options would you recommend? (Be sure to include at least one journal article in support of your chosen treatment options.) What type(s) of treatment(s) did Frese experience?
Is the success Frese experienced in managing his disorder common or uncommon for individuals who face symptoms of schizophrenia or a diagnosis of schizophrenia?

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