SCHIZOPHRENIA

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SCHIZOPHRENIA

Psychological behaviors occur in so many people. A lot of them don't realize that they
have a disorder, or a particular behavior, until someone points it out. Many people have
disorders. In humans there are two types of main disorders and just to do a brief analysis
on them. They are biological and psychological for the biological it is a disease of the
body that can be cured by altering the body. The biological involves the use of the
medical model that works with genes, hormones, neurons and the chemistry of the brain.
Psychopathology can be caused by a human's disordered mental life, and mental illness can
be cured by helping to change behavior, emotion and thought. The three causes of
abnormalities that I am going to talk about are biological, psychological, and
sociocultural. I am going to start by talking about the biological causes starting with
genetic inheritance, medical conditions, exposure to bad environment, and brain damage.
The psychological one are traumatic life experiences, learned associations, faulty ways of
thinking, and distorted perceptions. The sociocultural ones are stated as disturbances in
intimate relationships and problems in extended relationships, political or social unrest,
and discrimination towards one's social group. The early approaches of abnormal behavior
are animism that abnormal behavior is a possession by evil or demons. This was treated by
trephination this is where holes where made in the head so the evils spirits can escape
from them. They looked for physical causes such as a wandering uterus. There are seven
variables of abnormalities: Suffering, Maladaptiveness, Irrationality, Unpredictability &
Loss of Control, Rareness and Unconventionality, Observer Discomfort, and Violation
Standards - Socially and Culturally Unacceptable Behavior. I have known Dave for a very
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