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Abnormal Psychology Chapter 12
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Disorder characterized by severely impaired cognitive processes, personality disintegration, mood disturbance, and social withdrawal.
A group of disorders that range in severity and that have similar clinical features, including some degree of reality distortion.
Condition involving loss of contact with a distorted view of reality.
Symptoms of schizophrenia that involve unusual thoughts or perceptions, such as delusions, hallucinations, disordered thinking, or bizarre behavior.
A false belief that is firmly and consistently held.
Information that contradicts a delusional belief.
A sensory experience (such as an image, sound, smell, or taste) that seems real but that does not exist outside of the mind.
Loosening of Associations
Continual shifting from topic to topic without any apparent logical or meaningful connection between thoughts.
A condition characterized by marked disturbance in motor activity--either extreme excitement or motoric immobility.
Symptoms of schizophrenia associated with an inability or decreased ability to initiate actions or speech, express emotions, or feel pressure.
Lack of motivation; an inability to take action or become goal oriented.
Lack of meaningful speech.
Minimal interest in social relationships.
Inability to experience pleasure from previously enjoyed activities.
Diminished Emotional Expression
Reduced display of observable verbal and nonverbal behaviors that communicate internal emotions.
Before the onset of major symptoms.
Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome
Condition being researched that involves distressing or disabling early sings of delusion, hallucination, or disorganized speech that emerged or became progressively worse over the previous year; reality testing remains relatively intact.
Measurable characteristics (neurochemical, endocrinological, neuroanatomical, congnitive, or neuropsychological) that can give clues regarding the specific genes involved in a disorder.
Symptoms of schizophrenia associated with problems with attention and memory and with difficulty in developing a plan of action.
The suggestions that schizophrenia may result from excess dopamine activity at certain synaptic sites.
The likelihood that both members of a twin pair show the same characteristic.
Theory of Mind
The ability to recognize that others have emotions, beliefs, and desires that may be different from one's own.
Severely diminished or limited emotional responsiveness.
Expressed Emotion (EE)
A negative communication pattern found among some relatives of individuals with schizophrenia.
A surgical procedure in which the frontal lobes are disconnected from the remainder of the brain.
Medicine developed to counteract symptoms of psychosis.
A group of medications originally developed to combat psychotic symptoms by reducing dopamine levels in the brain; also called conventional or typical antipsychotics.
Newer antipsychotic medications that are chemically different and less likely to produce the side effects associated with first-generation antipsychotics.
Side effects such as restlessness, involuntary movements, and muscular tension produced by antipsychotic medications.
A medical condition associated with obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension.
Persistent delusions without other unusual or odd behaviors; tactile and olfactory hallucinations related to the delusional theme may be present.
Brief Psychotic Disorder
Psychotic episodes with a duration of at least 1 day but less than 1 month.
Psychotic episodes with a duration of at least 1 month but less than 6 months.
An initial diagnosis based on currently available information.
A condition involving the existence of both symptoms of schizophrenia and major depressive or manic symptoms.
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