PSY 350: Physiological Psychology
Instructor: Danielle Carr
March 18, 2014
The human body is made of different organs that collaborate to control the normal functioning of the brain. If this region organ is, affected poor functioning of the body can be experienced since the brain controls all other organs. Disorders of the brain may develop due to physical injuries to the head, accidents, hereditary or due to some harmful environmental conditions. Failure of communication of the nerves and neurons in the brain can result to development of a brain disorder. Most brain disorders have no cure and they have adverse effects to the individual to an extent that they may be everlasting …show more content…
Victims are generally unresponsive to the enviroment that surrounds them and they are immobile. They are rigid, stiff and unwilling to move. Occasionally they may have peculiar movements such as grimacing or assuming bizarre postures (Jones, Buckley & Kessler, 2006). They may repeat a phrase or word that has been spoken by somebody else and they may engage in some restless ongoing activity for no reason or desired outcome. There behaviors often revolve around restless, purposeless and sedentary behaviors and their risk of exhaustion, malnutrition and self-inflicted injury is high (Jones, Buckley & Kessler, 2006).
In this subtype, the symptoms severities have already decreased. However, delusion, hallucinations and other symptoms can be present but they are reduced compared to when the disorder was originally diagnosed. Negative disturbances such as blank looks, inexpressive faces, seeming lack of interest in people and the world, monotone speech and inability to fell pleasure are present (Haycock & Shaya, 2009).
Undifferentiated …show more content…
The psychosocial therapy helps to relieve social, occupational, social, behavioral and psychological symptoms of the disorder. Through this kind of therapy, the patients can learn early signs of relapse, develop relapse prevention measures and learn how to manage the symptoms of the disorder. Individual psychotherapy can help the person to better understand his or her illness and learn problem solving and coping skills (Brown, Barraclough, & Inskip, 2000). Rehabilitation that is focused in job training and social skills can help people with the disorder t function in the community and live an independent life. Support groups and group therapy can provide mutual support to the victim. Another form of psychosocial therapy is the family therapy that helps families understand the disorder and deal effectively with their loved ones who have the