Schizophrenia Safety Plan

Question Description

Create a 1,200-1,500-word safety plan for a client similar to Ted, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia that addresses potential depression and suicidality.

Include the following in your safety plan:

  1. What symptoms would a client with schizophrenia exhibit? What symptoms did Ted display?
  2. How would you have addressed Ted’s symptoms related to delusions, hallucinations, and depression?
  3. What other diagnosis might Ted have been misdiagnosed with and why?
  4. Describe which theories would have been most effective and which theories would have been least effective for treating Ted’s schizophrenia. Explain your rationale.
  5. Describe treatment options for addressing all of Ted’s symptoms.
  6. Explain how a client’s religious or spiritual beliefs come into play during the process of dealing with depression and suicide.
  7. Include at least five scholarly references in addition to the textbook in your paper.

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Schizophrenia Safety Plan
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Schizophrenia Safety Plan
Ted`s Schizophrenia Symptoms
Schizophrenia is a medical and mental disorder that alters the way in which a person
behaves. Schizophrenia has numerous signs and symptoms that could be used to tame or treat a
victim. The symptoms grouped according to their nature with the nature having most problems
being the cognitive aspect and the behavior aspect. The most common symptoms of schizophrenia
are an individual exhibiting hostility, aggressiveness, being in isolation from the rest and abnormal
behavior. In most cases, patients may show delusions, loss of memory, a belief that a given event
may happen due to a perceived meaning, and a general slow response to any daily activity (Strauss
et al., 2013). Also, an individual with schizophrenia may exhibit anxiety, mood swings, extreme
changes in the emotional responses to a given activity and even the possible loss of interest in the
various daily activities.
Gold, et al. (2013) claims that from the psychological perspective, an individual with
schizophrenia may display such symptoms as depression, hearing mysterious voices, abnormal
fear or even possible delusions as far as religion is concerned. Ted has described as a patient who
had different symptoms that could have attributed to schizophrenia. Some of the symptoms that
Ted had exhibited include suicidal thoughts and acts, death wishes, delusions and depression.
While Ted has been reported to have been in numerous mental hospitals, his condition deteriorated
instead of changing for the better. From the symptoms described above as far as schizophrenia and
the symptoms exhibited by Ted has suffered from schizophrenia which was not treated during the
initial stages.
Addressing Ted`s symptoms relate...

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