Case Studies Brenda L. Brown Axia College of University of Phoenix
Causes and Potential Treatment II
Case Study I: Josephine a 47 year old woman whom I label her with the disorder of Schizoid Personality Disorder. What is the possible causes and potential treatment for her disorder? The exact causes of Schizoid personality disorder are unknown, although a combination of genetic and environmental factors-particularly in early childhood are thought to contribute to development of all personality disorders. Treatment: There’s no specific drug treatment for Schizoid personality. But, the doctor may prescribe risperidone or olanzapine can help with flattened emotions and social problems. Psychotherapy which focuses on adjusting the thinking and behaviors that cause problem. Group therapy is support structure and increase social motivation.
Case Study II: Luis a 38 year old man whom I label with the disorder of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. What is the possible causes and potential treatment for this disorder? There is little hard evidence of exactly what really causes NPD, probably because those suffering do not think they need help, so their problem goes untreated. Some speculate it is from some childhood trauma, which is as likely as anything else. Treatment: There is no real treatments have been developed. Narcissist is usually functional, so the real sufferers are those around them.
Case Study III: Anissa a 23 year woman whom I have diagnosis with Psychopathology Disorder. Cause: There is no one cause for Psychopathology Disorder. But, Psychopathology could be discussed in the terms of multiple interrelated factors.