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Lecture 32 o Schizophrenia o Most severs and common form of psychosis o Is it s single thing or multiple o A set of disorders that encompass a variety of symptoms, including disturbances of: Perception: Hallucinations (perception of things not there) Not actually there Cognition: Delusions (belief that have no objective basis) Out of touch with reality Other people dont believe Behavior: Bizarre behavior such as taking a shower fully dressed Odd, and inappropriate Shower fully dress- doesnt make sense Emotion: flat affect and social withdrawal Disconnect of thoughts- not rational o Note distinction bw positive and negative symptoms Symptoms that are present that are not normal- positive Things that are missing, that you would expect to have- negative Flat affect Social withdrawal o Schizophrenia usually involves a series of acute episodes with periods of remission. Following a severe episode, the patient is rarely completely rid of the disorder Life disorder Very debilitating Difficult to help with o Types of Schizophrenia o Disorganized Schizophrenia: includes hallucinations and delusions. Speech is often incoherent Thoughts scattered o Catatonic Schizophrenia: mostly absence of reactivity (negative symptoms), including stupor and immobility for long periods of time. May stare into space They show very little reactivity Negative reactions Frozen in usual positions- stupor- stare in space not racing thoughts but detachment o Paranoid Schizophrenia: experience delusions of persecution, hearing critical or threatening voices Delusions of grandeur or persecution
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