PSY3032 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Grandiose Delusions, Delusional Disorder, Frontal Lobe

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A disorder characterized by faulty perception and beliefs; a change in levels of motivation and emotional expressiveness; disordered thinking and behaviour; and changes in cognition. Common for people with the disorder to withdraw from other people and from everyday reality, often into a life of odd beliefs (delusions) and hallucinations. Symptoms of schizophrenia invade every aspect of a person"s life: the way someone thinks, feels and behaves. The lifetime morbid risk of developing schizophrenia is around 7 in 1000, and it is no more common in men than women. It is more common in urban settings and in people who have migrated. Schizophrenia sometimes begin in childhood, but it usually appears in late adolescence or early adulthood and usually presents somewhat earlier in men than in women. Negative symptoms (diminished motivation or emotional expression) Signs of disorder for at least 6 months, or, if during a prodromal or residual phase, negative symptoms.

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