PSYB32H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder, Mania

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Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by major disturbances in thought, emotion, and behaviour: disordered thinking in which ideas are not logically related, faulty perception and attention, flat or inappropriate affect, and bizarre disturbances in motor activity. Patients with schizophrenia withdraw from ppl and reality often into a fantasy life of delusions and hallucinations generally accepted to be about 1% Schizophrenia is one of the most severe psychopathologies; however its life time prevalence is. Concluded that there may be real variation in schitzo across geographical regions around the world with asian populations having the lowest prevalence rates. Higher in males than in females (male- female = 1:4) Although schitzo sometimes begins in childhood it usually appears in late adolescence or early adulthood or early adulthood somewhat earlier for men than for women. Ppl with schitzo typically have a # of acute episodes of their symptoms. Between episodes they often have less severe but still very deliberating symptoms.

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