Matters of the Mind Psychotic Disorders and Schizophrenic Disorders

Matters of the Mind: Psychotic Disorders and Schizophrenic Disorders

Psychotic disorders and schizophrenic disorders are some of the most complicated and challenging diagnoses in the DSM. The symptoms of psychotic disorders may appear quite vivid in some clients; whereas, within other clients, symptoms may be barely observable. Additionally, symptoms may overlap among disorders. For example, specific symptoms such as neurocognitive impairments, social problems, and illusions may exist in schizophrenic clients, but are also contributing symptoms for other psychotic disorders.

For this Discussion, consider whether experiences of psychosis-related symptoms are always indicative of a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Think about alternative diagnoses for psychosis-related symptoms.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4  a brief explanation of whether psychosis-related symptoms are always indicative of a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Then explain why or why not. Finally, explain possible alternative diagnoses for psychosis-related symptoms.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources and current literature. Required Resources

  Readings

·         American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders(5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.

o    Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

o    Gender Dysphoria

o    Sexual Dysfunctions

·         Paris, J. (2015). The intelligent clinician’s guide to the DSM-5 (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

o    Chapter 8, Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychoses

o    Chapter 12, Substance Use, Eating, and Sexual Disorders

·         Boskey, E. (2013). Sexuality in the DSM 5. (Cover story). Contemporary Sexuality, 47(7), 1–5. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

·         Drescher, J., & Byne, W. (2012). Introduction: The treatment of gender dysphoric/gender variant children and adolescents. Journal of Homosexuality, 59(3), 295–300. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

·         Drescher, J., & Byne, W. (2012). Gender Dysphoric/Gender Variant (GD/GV) children and adolescents: Summarizing what we know and what we have yet to learn. Journal of Homosexuality, 59(3), 501–510. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

·         Guerreiro, D. F., Navarro, R., Silva, M., Carvalho, M., & Gois, C. (2009). Psychosis secondary to traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 23(4), 358–361. 
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

·         McCarthy, B. W., & Fucito, L. M. (2005). Integrating medication, realistic expectations, and therapeutic interventions in the treatment of male sexual dysfunction. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 31(4), 319–328. 
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

·         Stein, E. (2012). Commentary on the treatment of gender variant and gender dysphoric children and adolescents: Common themes and ethical reflections. Journal Of Homosexuality, 59(3), 480–500. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

·         Zucker, K. J., Wood, H., Singh, D., & Bradley, S. J. (2012). A developmental, biopsychosocial model for the treatment of children with gender identity disorder. Journal Of Homosexuality, 59(3), 369–397. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Media

·         Cosgrove, V., & Suppes, T. (2013). Informing DSM-5: biological boundaries between bipolar I disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophrenia. BMC Medicine, 127(11). Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

·         Ferree, M. C. (2001). Females and sex addiction: Myths and diagnostic implications. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 8(3/4), 287–300. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

·         Flanagan, E., Solomon, L., Johnson, A., Ridgway, P., Strauss, J., & Davidson, L. (2012). Considering DSM-5: the personal experience of schizophrenia in relation to the DSM-IV-TR criteria. Psychiatry, 75(4), 375–386. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

·         Schaeffer, B. (2009). Sexual addiction. Transactional Analysis Journal, 39(2), 153–162. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

·         Hartmann, U. (2009). Sigmund Freud and his impact on our understanding of male sexual dysfunction. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6(8), 2332–2339. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

·         Joseph, J. (2004). The fruitless search for schizophrenia genes. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 6(3), 167–181. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

·         Palomo, T., Kostrzewa, R. M., Beninger, R. J., & Archer, T. (2007). Treatment consideration and manifest complexity in comorbid neuropsychiatric disorders. Neurotoxicity Research, 12(1), 43–60. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

·         Tandon, R. (2013). Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in DSM-5. Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses, 7(1), 16–19. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 

·         Wakefield, J. (2012). The DSM-5’s proposed new categories of sexual disorder: The problem of false positives in sexual diagnosis. Clinical Social Work Journal, 40(2), 213–223. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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