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Research and Articles2020-05-15T11:23:59+00:00

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SCHIZOPHRENIA DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Schizophrenia diagnosis depends on the presence of a pattern of symptoms, both positive and negative. Positive being: hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized behaviour, and catatonic behaviour (1). Negative symptoms are: affective flattening (limited range of emotional experiences, reduction of affective expressiveness, monotone speech and blunting), alogia (poverty of speech, reduced productivity and fluency of speech), and avolition-apathy (reduction, difficulty, or inability to initiate and persist in goal-directed behaviour, little interest in events or hobbies, may not take care of basic grooming and hygiene, limited desire for social interactions) (2). Diagnosis of schizophrenia requires at least six months of continuous signs of the disturbance [...]

INNOCENT VICTIMS

By |February 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The victim in the case of domestic violence is not only the person at whom the violence is directed at, but also children that are witnessing the abuse. Witnessing violence is an extremely traumatic experience for children and affects their emotional development and social adjustment resulting in emotional, behavioral, and health problems. Consequences supported by research: Children who witnessed partner violence against their mother have a high likelihood to become a victim of intimate partner violence or an abuser when they grow up. Boys who see their mother being abused are 10 times more likely to abuse their female partner [...]