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Components of Abnormal Disorders and Analyzing their Classifications
Pedreed Anjahal
University of Phoenix
Facilitator: Maria Neely MA, M.Ed.
July 11, 2011

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Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Lifespan Development, Psychological Stress and Physical Disorders
Amazingly, society has a numerous degree of behaviors affected by disorders.
Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Lifespan Development, psychological stress and physical disorders
play a significant role in the mental health of people. The chances of diagnoses and treatment
are greater when the disorder is addressed in a timely manner. Disorders have an origin,
biological, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral. The components consist of various elements,
which determine the causes and necessary treatment for suffers. Analyzing the components of
schizophrenia, psychosis, lifespan development, psychological stress and physical disorders
broadens awareness, helping professionals and patients of these disorders, to understand the
complexity of abnormal disorders and the benefits of knowing how to deal with various
The Correlation of Biological Components
The biological components of schizophrenia and psychosis are determined through
distinguishing the proximal or immediate causes of the disorder, and recognizing the predisposal
or distal causes of the disorder. Abnormalities in the pre-frontal cortex have been associated with
schizophrenia (Hansell & Damour, 2008). In addition, socioeconomic stress contributes as a
biological component of schizophrenia and psychosis. When the disease will surface is a matter
of various factors.
Moreover, lifespan development correlates as well and has biological components.
Lifespan development follows people during the course of a lifetime. Various changes occur and
biological effects are a component of lifespan development. The lifespan development does have
biological factors these factors begin in early childhood and continue to develop as the person

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goes through the learning years until the end stages of life. Disorders in life occur through all
An example of a biologically related disorder in children is mental retardation. Mental
retardation is an identifiable syndrome caused by either biological abnormalities or sociocultural
and family system factors (Hansell & Damour, 2008). In addition to children, aging adults
experience a disorder known as dementia. People who suffer from dementia have memory loss.
As the disease progresses the damage to the brain is permanent (Hansell & Damour, 2008).
Lifespan development is a series of unknown changes to the body and mind. People will have
similar experiences, just as some people will have no similarities because of different biological
The Role of Emotional Components
In addition to biological, emotional components significantly balance the scale of
behaviors. Schizophrenic, psychosis, lifespan development, psychological stress, and physical
disorders correlate with emotional factors. For example, people suffering from schizophrenia and
psychosis experience several abnormalities in the brain. Neurochemical imbalances affects the
pre-frontal cortex, emotions are in this region of the brain. A person with schizophrenia has a
discrepancy in serotonin and dopamine (Hansell & Damour, 2008). ADHD a disorder diagnosed
in all age groups is a genetic and neurological disorder, but when caregivers do not help children
to develop skills for emotional and behavioral self-regulation, and over-stimulation or under-
stimulation (Hansell & Damour, 2008) this could set the stage for a serious and emotionally
charged disorder. People with psychological problems for example, children may confuse
intimacy with parents as bad and solitude as good (Feist & Feist, 2009).

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