March 15, 2015
Case Study 1: Schizoid Personality Disorder
Cause: The cause of this disorder is unknown even through, it can be rooted from unsatisfied need for human contact. The parents of people with this disorder are believed to have been unacceptable or abusive to their children. Cognitive theorists think that they suffer from deficiencies in their thinking. So this means that their thoughts tend to be vague and empty and that they have trouble scanning the environment to arrive to an accurate perception.
Treatments: The treatment that can help with this disorder can be therapy. They can help the people with this disorder ...view middle of the document...
Psychodynamic therapist try to help them by working through their basic insecurities and defense.
Case Study 3: Somatoform Disorders
Causes: The cause of this disorder is anxiety disorder. Behaviorist believe that the fear found in hypochondriasis and body dysmorphic disorder. Cognitive therapist believe are sensitive to and threatened by bodily cues that they end up coming to misinterpret them.
Treatment: The treatment for this disorder is psychotherapy, psychotropic drugs therapy or both of them. Cognitive behavioral therapist believe in applying to the case of hypochondriasis. The other treatments are also that they want to focus on the cause of the disorder.
Case Study 4: Dissociative Disorders
Causes: The psychodynamic view is that they believe that caused by repression. That they lock away the memories of the traumatic event so that they can’t remember it anymore. Behavioral view is that it deals with learning operant conditioning. That they make their mind drift to other things to get relief from the traumatic event.
Treatments: The treatment for this disorder is psychodynamic therapy, hypnotic therapy and drug therapy.
Case Study 5: Schizophrenia
Causes: The cause of schizophrenia have to deal with genes and environment and different brain chemistry and structure. “Scientist recognize that the disorder tends to run in families and that a person inherits a tendency to develop the disease (Mental Health America, n.d.).” There have also been studies that suggest that schizophrenia may...