PSY 275 Week 4 Journal Article on Schizophrenia Disorder

 PSY 275 Week 4 Journal Article on Schizophrenia Disorder

Imagine you have been asked to write an article for an academic journal on the complexities of schizophrenia disorder.

Write a 850 – to 1,050-word article on the development, progression, physiological symptoms, and behavioral features of schizophrenia disorder.

Conduct research in the University Library to locate 2 peer-reviewed journal articles on schizophrenia, to use as supporting documentation in your article.  Be sure to cite both articles within the paper.

Review the articles that you have selected, and highlight specific details related to the followin.

Organize your paper as follows:

Development of the disorder…………… Think in terms of the early signs and how it develops

Progression of the disorder……… Think in terms of the possible causes (genetic and environmental) and the prevalence of the disorder       

Physiological symptoms………Think in terms of the physical symptoms of the disorder

Behavioral features……..    List two specific symptoms from the DSM-5 criteria for schizophrenia.  Describe a brief scenario for each symptom describing what one might observe that would indicate the presence of the symptom.

For example a symptom of bipolar is a decrease in the need for sleep. A behavior that might be observed is:

Dan’s mother had mentioned that the house might need painting in the near future.  He insisted on painting his mother’s house immediately.  He started painting at 9:00 in the morning and was still painting at 2:00 a.m.  He stated that he was wide awake and planned to finish it before sunrise.


Begin your article by outlining the following information:




APA-formatted level 1 headings for each main topic of your article


A topic sentence to begin each paragraph under each main topic


Make a bulleted list of main points you want to address under each topic sentence.  Key pieces of information from each article that you would like to use to support your main points, along with appropriate, APA-formatted in-text citations


APA-formatted reference page citations for each peer-reviewed article you will be using, listed on the reference page


Expand on your outline to create robust body of paragraphs for your article. You will submit your final article to the assignment file..


As you organize your paper, you will need to focus on the specific areas indicated in the directions.  Don’t get side tracked.  This is a very complex disorder and entire books have been written on this topic.

Focus only on schizophrenia and not on any of the sub types of the disorder (ie., schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder, or catatonia).

Subheadings: use these subheading for each of the parts of your article.


Development of the disorder

Progression of the disorder

Physiological symptoms

Behavioral features 


Review your completed article to ensure that it flows appropriately and logically, transitions well from topic to topic, and includes the required information outlined in these instructions.

Upload your completed article to WritePoint® powered by Grammarly® and the Plagiarism Checker. Review and apply any recommended changes.

Submit your finalized article along with the plagiarism report to the Assignment Files tab.    Be sure to submit two items.
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