Post a brief explanation of whether psychosis-related symptoms are always indicative of a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Matters of the Mind: Psychotic Disorders and Schizophrenic Disorders

Post a brief explanation of whether psychosis-related symptoms are always indicative of a diagnosis of schizophrenia.
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.


 

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