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Lecture 10

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PSYC 3140
James Alcock

Tahreem Mahmood March 18th, 2013 Abnormal Psychology -- Lecture 10 Schizophrenia • when someone commits a crime an they are not in a normal state, should we punish them • Pink Floyed -- The wall • Schizophrenia can occur from someone sitting in their room and keeping to themselves to people going out and harming people in self defence o People hear voices that they think to be real • A pseudo hallucination occurs when you know that you are having a hallucination • Schizoopphenia literally means "split mind" • "sschzio" = "split"; "phrenia" -- relating to mind • NOT "split personality" • Rather it refers to a split, or break, in the mind -- emotions split from cognitions; split from reality • Affects 1% of the population o Incidence pretty much the same around the world o 75% of time, onset between ages 15 and 25 Schhziiophrenia Society of Canada • Schizophrenia iss a treatable biochemical brain disease. Strikes 1 in 100 normal intelligent people. Cusses 40% - 60% to attempt suicide. Causes 10% of all people with schizophrenia to complete the act. Costs $4 Billion yearly. It is NOT the fault of the person or their family. Video • Thinking is disoorganizede, thoughts are looly connected, have disturbances in mood, and behavior is disordered. History of the diagnosis of schizophrennia • Emil Kreapliin (1856-1926) was ione of the first people to calssify schizophrenia as a seperate disorder o ... o ... o ... o ... • Catationnic o Charatceizedd by waxy, flexbility, stupor, odd posturing, excitment, echopraxia, • ... o ... • Eugen Beuulerr emphasized the psychological aspects of schziopheniia o He gave it the same "schizophrenia" § Meaning a split in the mind -- some functions, such as emotions, split away from ohers, such as thought processes o Described the four "A's" of schziiophhrrenia § Alterations in Affect, Associations,.... • Bkeuker added a. Fourth type of schzioophreniaa, simple... • KKurt Shneider (1887 - 1967) o .... o ... • ... Symptoms of schizophrenia --DSM - IV: • Impaired social/work/... • ... • ... • ... • Most rule out mediccal condition or substance abuse • Must • If these symptoms occur, but last between one
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