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Chapter 11

Chapter 11

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Konstantine Zakzanis

Chapter 11 SchizophreniaSchizophrenia psychotic disorder characterized by major disturbances in through emotion and behaviour disordered thinking in which ideas are not logically related faulty perceptions and attention flat or inappropriate affect and bizarre disturbances in motor activityThey withdraw from people and reality often into a fantasy life of delusions and hallucinationsIts own of the most severe psychopathologiesPrevalence of 1Clinical Symptoms of SchizophreniaDisturbances in several major areas thought perceptions and attention motor behaviour affect or emotions and life functioningThere is a lot of heterogeneityPositive SymptomsPositive symptoms comprise excesses or distortions such as disorganized speech hallucinations and delusions an acute episode of schizophreniaIt involve the presence of a behaviour that is not apparent in most peopleDisorganized speechAka formal thought disorderDisorganized speech problems in organizing ideas and in speaking so that a listener can understandThere is incoherence in conversations not connected and hard to understandSpeech may also be disordered as loose associationsderailment difficulty sticking to one topicoThey may drift off in what they are sayingBut disorganized speech is not a discriminator between schizophrenia and other psychoses like some mood disordersDelusionsThinking that others are plotting against youDelusions beliefs held contrary to reality are common positive symptomsPersecutory delusions are found in 65 of themThey may think their thoughts are beings stolen from them or are being broadcastedHallucinations and Other disorders of PerceptionThey may feel depersonalizedHallucinations sensory experiences in the absence of any stimulation from the environment more auditory than visualChapter 11 SchizophreniaPage 1
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