Schizophrenia is mental disarray of a type that entails a malfunction in the correlation between emotion, thought, and conduct. Schizophrenia leads to malfunction acumen, withdrawal from actuality, unsuitable feelings and actions, and a sense of segmentation. There are different types of schizophrenia: hebephrenic, residual, catatonic, undifferentiated, and paranoid schizophrenia. This paper will focus on paranoid schizophrenia, its symptoms, and how social worker uses biblical viewpoints to assess and treat clients.
Paranoid schizophrenia is a common example of a mental disorder. Paranoid schizophrenia is a type of psychosis whereby the patient disagrees with the truth. Mental Status Examinations and the history are the frequent diagnostic tools a social worker has to obtain data to make proper and accurate diagnostics (Metzl & MacLeish, 2015). Although these significant tools have been systematized in their right, they are still basic personal actions that start immediately after the client enters the office. A stereotypical mental health assessment includes: physical examination, interrogate, verbal or written test, and lab tests. Assessment tools are particular ways of collecting data to help know the clients, their living conditions, their symptoms, and more. This tool mostly comes in the manner of examinations or tests and customarily targets specific disarray. When assessing the client, numerous techniques are used and information recorded to make comprehensive scrutiny.
An early symptom of paranoid schizophrenia mostly appears ordinary and can be described by several factors. These symptoms include trouble sleeping, socializing less often with others, drops in grades, or irritability. During the prodromal phase, negative symptoms such as social isolation, lack of motivation, and inability to be attentive may mount. The paranoia in paranoid schizophrenia branches from deletions and hallucinations (Sathish, 2020). Five central perspectives to psychosocial intercede used to treat paranoid schizophrenia include; social skill training, psych education, family intervention, cognitive therapy, and assertive community treatment. The majority of these techniques used to individuals with paranoid schizophrenia have shown satisfying levels of medium-term clinical efficiency in terms of reduction or sign control, relapse rate, and status of functioning. The most common medication prescribed for paranoid schizophrenia is called antipsychotics. Antipsychotics ease signs such as hallucinations and deletions (Dey, Das & Mukherjee, 2016). These medicines function on chemicals in minds such as serotonin and dopamine. Patients can get these drugs during an episode to ease psychosis faster and use them for the long term. Antipsychotics are taken as a pill, an injection, or liquid.
One of the goals of this composition is to show the biblical foundations of caring for clients in the context of social work practice. The principle of caring for others is encouraged in the Bible. As it is written in the Bible, God requires His followers to care for other people. Jesus Christ emphasized the commandment of love to others. He stated, “love your neighbors as you love yourself.”(Matt 22:35-39 KJV) The Bible has a lot of instructions on how we should show love to one other. Bible is one of the basic foundations on which social workers build an understanding of caring for clients. One of the primary contexts used in the Bible to explain the principles of caring is Christ’s illustration of Himself as “the Good Shepherd.” Jesus Christ’s illustration helps social worker know their role in the lives of their clients (O’Shea, 2018). The principle of caring indicated in Jesus Christ’s description of the excellent and kind shepherd provides the foundation for social worker interactions with clients.