PSYB32H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Disorganized Schizophrenia, Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder, Auditory Hallucination

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Spawned more research than any psychological problem. Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by disturbances in thought, emotion, and behaviour: disordered thinking in which thoughts are not related, faulty perception and attention, flat or inappropriate affect, bizarre disturbances in motor activity. Schizophrenic people withdraw from people and reality. Asian populations have the lowest prevalence rates. Sometimes begins in childhood but usually begins in late adolescence or early adulthood. Somewhat earlier for men than for women. Between episodes have less severe but still debilitating symptoms. Many people with schizophrenia are chronically impaired. Substance abuse is comorbid with as many as 70% of them. Childhood conduct disorders are risk factors for substance abuse disorders in schizophrenia. Comorbid anxiety disorders are also common, and comrobidity with obsessive compulsive disorders is related to a previous history of suicide ideation and suicide attempts. Ptsd is highly prevalent in patients with schizophrenia.

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