5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What is word salad?
- What is formication?
- What is characteristic of the catatonic type of schizophrenia?
- T/F. Olfactory and Gustory hallucinations are rare
- What are delusions?
- a 2 or more of the following:
1) motoric immobility evidenced by catalepsy
2) negativism or mutism
3) excessive motor activity
4) peculiar voluntary movements involving posture
5) echopraxia- involuntary, repetitive movement
6) echolalia- repeating what someone says-- automatically [almost like a parrot does!]
- b True
- c It is a tactile hallucination-- often times described as "bugs crawling under my skin"
- d a mixture of random words
- e strong beliefs that are untrue and are contrary to a person's educational and cultural background
5 Multiple choice questions
- absence of delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized speech or catatonic behavior!
BUT will see presence of: negative symptoms or 2 or more symptoms used to diagnose schizo DMS-4 style.
- bizarre : the delusion is clearly unlikely
Non-bizarre: the delusion is theoretically posislbe
- obsessive repetitions of meaningless words
5 True/False questions
What is required in the active phase? → obsessive repetitions of meaningless words
What is psychosis? → loss or reduction in capacity for experiencing pleasure
What is avolition? → poverity of speech and thought-- it is a reduction in the quantity of thought.
and we know this because we see:
decreased fluency and productivity of speech.
What is formal thought disorder? → derailment
pressure of speech
loosening of association
perseveration (repeating topics over and over again!)
neologisms (new word that is not in mainstream vocabulary)
can't think abstractly!
What are the subtypes of schizophrenia? → prodromal, active, residual
main points of each phase:
prodromal: 1) onset takes place over months to years, social withdrawal, work impairment, blunting of emotion, avolition= lack of motivation and desire
Active: 1) hallucinations, delusions, or disorganized speech or behavior -- these symptoms lead to medical intervention
Residual: 1) Active phase symptoms are minimal, if not absent-- will see more negative symptoms