March 18th, 2013
Abnormal Psychology -- Lecture 10
• 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
• 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.
• 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
o Charatceizedd by waxy, flexbility, stupor, odd posturing, excitment, echopraxia,
• 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)
Symptoms of schizophrenia --DSM - IV:
• Impaired social/work/...
• Most rule out mediccal condition or substance abuse
• If these symptoms occur, but last between one