Year: 1982 Source: Nursing Mirror, v.155, no.4, (1982), p.20-24 SIEC No: 19830052

The case history of a 52 yr old female with schizophrenia is presented. Circumstances leading up to her most recent hospitalization are outlined, as are her behaviour and treatment while under care. A description of four types of schizophrenia is given and theories pertaining to the causes of the illness are discussed. Drug and other therapies used in the treatment of this patient are also described. (4 refs)