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Schizophrenia and Psycotic Disorders
Terms in this set (36)
loss of contact with reality
what are hallucinations
false sensory perceptions
what are delusions
where does the term schizophrenia come from?
Greek words "split mind"
what are the 7 schizophrenia disorders?
Schizophrenia, Brief phycotic disorder, Schezophreniform disorder, Sckizoaffective disorder, Delusional disorder, Psychotic disorder due to another medical condition, Substance/ medication-included psychotic disorder
a phycotic disorder in which personal, social,and occupational functioning deteriorate as a result of unusual perceptions, odd thoughts, disturbed emotions, and motor abnormalities
define downward drift theory
falling from higher to lower socialeconomic level or stay at a low socialeconomic level
Mentally III Chemical Abusers
symptoms of schizophrenia that seem to be excesses of or bizzare additions to normal thoughts, emotions, or behaviors.
deficits of thought, emotion, and behvior
unusual movements,or gestures
delusions of grandeur
believe themselves to be great inventors, religious saviors, or empowered
delusions of control
believe that their feeling, thoughts, and actions are being controlled by other people
thought disorders take the form of what sypmtoms?
what is neologisms
made-up words that typically have meaning only to the person using them
what is perserveration
reapeating words or statements over and over again
what is clang
rytheme when speaking, uses words that ryme together
formal thought disorder
a disturbance in the production and organizaton of thought
common thinking disturbance in schizophrenia, characterized as rapid shifts from one topic to another (also known as derailment)
hieghtened perceptions and hallucinations
feels that senses have intensified such as hearing and sight surrounding them, leading to not being capable of focus on one thing
odors that no one else smells
food or drink taste strange on a regular basis
feeling that something is happening in the body
perceptions of tingling, burning, or electric shock sensations
auditory hallucinations shows hieghted activity in what part of the brain?
emotions that are unsuited to the situation, for excample smiling when being told troubed news
showing little emotion or none
a decrease in speech, also known as poverty of speech
stops resonding to environment, remains motionless, silent for long amounts of time
when does schizophrenia first appear?
between a person's late teens and mid-thirties
what are the 3 phases of the cource of schizophrenia ?
prodromal, active, and residual
symptoms become apparent
return to a prodromal phase of functioning
person is beginning to deterierate but symptoms are not yet obvious
how long can these phases last?
for some people they may last for days, others may last for years
Diffrence between type I and type II schizophrenia
type I are thought to be dominated by positive symptoms, while type II refers more toward negative symptoms
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