PSY 410 Week 4 - Schizophrenia Psychosis Lifespan Development Psychological Stress and Physical Disorders
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COMPONENTS AND CLARIFICATION 1 Components of Abnormal Disorders and Analyzing their Classifications Pedreed Anjahal University of Phoenix PSY/410 Facilitator: Maria Neely MA, M.Ed. July 11, 2011 COMPONENTS AND CLARIFICATION 2 Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Lifespan Development, Psychological Stress and Physical Disorders Amazingly, society has a numerous degree of behaviors affected by disorders. Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Lifespan Development, psychological stress and physical disorders play a significant role in the mental health of people. The chances of diagnoses and treatment are greater when the disorder is addressed in a timely manner. Disorders have an origin, biological, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral. The components consist of various elements, which determine the causes and necessary treatment for suffers. Analyzing the components of schizophrenia, psychosis, lifespan development, psychological stress and physical disorders broadens awareness, helping professionals and patients of these disorders, to understand the complexity of abnormal disorders and the benefits of knowing how to deal with various disorders. The Correlation of Biological Components The biological components of schizophrenia and psychosis are determined through distinguishing the proximal or immediate causes of the disorder, and recognizing the predisposal or distal causes of the disorder. Abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex have been associated with schizophrenia (Hansell & Damour, 2008). In addition, socioeconomic stress contributes as a biological component of schizophrenia and psychosis. When the disease will surface is a matter of various factors. Moreover, lifespan development correlates as well and has biological components. Lifespan development follows people during the course of a lifetime. Various changes occur and COMPONENTS AND CLARIFICATION 3 biological effects are a component of lifespan development. The lifespan development does have biological factors these factors begin in early childhood and continue to develop as the person goes through the learning years until the end stages of life. Disorders in life occur through all stages. An example of a biologically related disorder in children is mental retardation. Mental retardation is an identifiable syndrome caused by either biological abnormalities or sociocultural and family system factors (Hansell & Damour, 2008). In addition to children, aging adults experience a disorder known as dementia. People who suffer from dementia have memory loss. As the disease progresses the damage to the brain is permanent (Hansell & Damour, 2008). Lifespan development is a series of unknown changes to the body and mind. People will have similar experiences, just as some people will have no similarities because of different biological perspectives. The Role of Emotional Components In addition to biological, emotional components significantly balance the scale of behaviors. Schizophrenic, psychosis, lifespan development, psychological stress, and physical disorders correlate with emotional factors. For example, people suffering from schizophrenia and psychosis experience several abnormalities in the brain. Neurochemical imbalances affects the prefrontal cortex, emotions are in this region of the brain. A person with schizophrenia has a discrepancy in serotonin and dopamine (Hansell & Damour, 2008). ADHD a disorder diagnosed in all age groups is a genetic and neurological disorder, but when caregivers do not help children to develop skills for emotional and behavioral selfregulation, and overstimulation or under COMPONENTS AND CLARIFICATION 4 stimulation (Hansell & Damour, 2008) this could set the stage for a serious and emotionally charged disorder. People with psychological problems for example, children may confuse intimacy with parents as bad and solitude as good (Feist & Feist, 2009). In essence, the lifespan development is based on emotional status. At least emotional components play a significant role during lifespan development. Physical stress and psychological disorders shows through emotions. However, one could believe our emotions trigger physical stress and psychological disorders. Nonetheless emotional components are an intricate connector and shows through human physical, psychological, and external behaviors. Cognitive and Behavioral Components Subsequently, cognitive and behavioral components continue the series of connections made through emotional and biological components. People with schizophrenia and psychosis; researchers currently focus on the abnormal attentional processes (Hansell & Damour, 2008). Unfortunately, cognitive impairment in negative symptoms and functional impairments affects the behavior of the schizophrenic person (Hansell & Damour, 2008). In addition, lifespan of human development is supportive to cognitive and behavioral components. Lifespan development begins at early childhood. Moreover, the processes of observation and learning begin. Children, who do not receive love, care, and nurturing may develop various disorders. For example learning disorders, families known to have a lower socioecomic background, has increased risk factors of acquiring a learning disorder. When children have learning disorders, behavior becomes a focus. ADHD is a COMPONENTS AND CLARIFICATION 5 disorder that shows changes in behavior, hyper, or aggressive the correlation between cognitive and behavioral components during life span development is evident. In addition, the cognitive and behavioral component correlates with psychological stress and physical disorders. When a person suffers from a debilitating disorder the psychological stress increases and physical disorders begin to surface. Psychophysiological disorders are medical illnesses that worsen when factoring in stress (Hansell & Damour, 2008). Stress is common and reflects on a person’s cognitive and behavioral components. Stressors such as life events, chronic stress, daily hassles, and catastrophic events occur, the body’s reaction to the stressors begins, and some may experience migraines headaches, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. Stress is responsible for the changes in eating habits as well, young or old, psychological stress, and physical disorders do not discriminate, everyone is susceptible to mental disorders and diseases. Conclusion Nevertheless, schizophrenia and psychosis, life span development stages, psychological stress, and physical disorders become a part of life directly and indirectly. Schizophrenia and psychosis can begin as early as adolescence. The life span development begins the book of life. Psychological stress and physical disorders become part of the equation. Research shows that biological, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral components circumferences the realm of abnormal psychology. Cognitive psychologists contend emotion would be difficult to study (Willingham, 2007). Understanding the correlation of diseases and disorders, applying the information to individuals, helps in the treatment of those affected as an individual, and makes it COMPONENTS AND CLARIFICATION 6 easier to meet personal needs. Society every day relies on the knowledge of research and studies to address the connections between abnormal behaviors and the best methods for addressing the wide variety of psychophysiological disorders. References Feist, G.J., Feist, J. (2009). Theories of Personality. (7 ed). New York: McGrawHill nd Hansell, J., Damour, L. (2008). Abnormal Psychology. (2 ed).Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Willingham, D. (2007). Cognition the thinking Animal. (3 ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
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