Hand Diagnostics & Psychiatry:
schizophrenia, psychosis & depression!
The preceeding paragraph stated that dermatoglyphics are merely being used for diagnostic issues in the perspective of the medical sciences. Between the fields of the sciences of medicine and psychology sciences one finds the field of psychiatry.
The present paragraph will focuss on the 3 major aspects of modern psychiatry: schizophrenia, psychosis, and depression. Regarding each of these psychiatric diseases some major hand related diagnostic findings will be discussed.
Wat is SCHIZOPHRENIA?
Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disease featured with: the perception dellusions, hallucinations, and often odd behaviour combined with disorders in mental perceptions and the use of language. Schizophrenia has a chronic nature, and the last stage(s) of this disease is usually characterized by a shallow development of the personality on various levels. This becomes manifest on both the emotional and mental aspects of the personality. In the DSM IV system of classification presented by the American Psychiatric Association, schizophrenia is classified among the family of the psychoses: see table C-1.
|- Table C-1: The psychoses of DSM-IV.1|
1 - Schizophrenia
- 2 - Schizophreniform disorder
- 3 - Schizoaffective disorder
- 4 - Dellusions
- 5 - Short psychotic disorder
- 6 - Shared psychotic disorder
- 7 - Psychotic disorder as the result of a somatic disease
- 8 - Psychotic disorder as the result of drug abuse
- 9 - Psychotic disorder NOS (not speicified / atypical)