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Psych 257 Chap 13 Psych 257 Psychopathology Barlow et Al: Abnormal Psychology 2nd CDN edition Chapter 13

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University of Waterloo
Uzma Rehman

Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders broad spectrum of cognitiveemotional dysfunctions affects 1 of pop With different subtypes ex Delusions hallucinations disorganized speech and behavior and inappropriate emotions Perspectives on the concept of SchizophreniaEarly Figures in Diagnosing Schizophrenia Kraepeliin combined originally separate insanity symptoms into dementia praecox catatonia alternate immobilityexcited agitation hebephrenic immature emotionalityparanoia distinguished DP from bipolar disorder diff due to DP has early age of onset and poor outcome Bleuler introd term schizophrenia underlying issue was the associative splitting of basic personality functionsIdentifying Symptoms schizophrenia has a number of behaviourssymptoms that arent necc shared by all people given the disorder instead clusters of symptoms make up schizophrenia eg hallucinations unrealistic beliefs delusions Clinical Description psychotic used for many unusual behaviours but usu delusions irrational belief and hallucinations schizo affects all function not actually violentsplit personalitydiff bw positive negative and disorganized symptoms usu need 2 symptoms of either to be diagnosed positive active manifestations of abnormal behaviorexcess or distortion of normal behavior ex Delusions negative deficits in normal behavior ex In speechmotivation disorganized ex Rambling speech erratic behavior inappropriate affect active phase symptoms experienced at the time Positive Symptoms delusions disorder of thought content ex Grandeur persecution misrepresentations of reality ex Cotards syndrome body part changed in impossible way capgras someone known switched with a double poss due to unable to integrate new
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