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Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
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Schizophrenia has four categories of symptoms. They include positive symptoms, negative symptoms, cognitive symptoms, and...
Mason hears voices and believes he is Napoleon, Jason shows no emotions, even in situations where strong reactions would be expected. Mason is exhibiting .... symptoms of schizophrenia, and Jason is exhibiting ... symptoms.
Dominic tells you that he is married to Jennifer Lopez and that together, they rule the world. Vincent tells you that all the other patients and the staff are talking about his case and what to do about him. Dominic suffers from delusions of ..., whereas Vincent suffers from delusions of ...
Which statement about auditory hallucinations is accurate?
They are the most common form of hallucinations.
A patient with auditory hallucinations will experience the least distress when ...
he or she has a two-way communication with the voices
the recovery model of schizophrenia is based on four assumptions. which of the following is one of those assumptions?
empowering the individual helps correct the sense of powerlessness and dependence that results from traditional medical health care
which ordering of the phases of schizophrenia is accurate?
prodromal, active, residual
increased dopamine activity associated with symptoms similar to those seen in ..., whereas reduced dopamine activity produces symptoms similar to those seen in ....
schizophrenia, parkinson's disease
meta-analyses of studies exploring the connection between psychosis and marijuana use conclude that ...
heavy use of marijuana can promote earlier onset of psychosis
a group of disorders characterized by severely impaired cognitive processes, personality disintegration, mood disturbances, and social withdrawal
condition involving loss of contact with or 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
suspiciousness about the actions or motives of others
beliefs of being targeted by others
information that contradicts a delusional belief
a sensory perception that is not directly attributable to environmental stimuli
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
severely diminished or limited emotional responsiveness
symptoms of schizophrenia associated with problems with attention and memory and with difficulty in developing a plan of action
brief psychotic disorder
psychotic episodes with a duration of at least one day but less than one month
psychotic episodes with a duration of at least one month but less than six months
an initial diagnosis based on currently available information
persistent, nonbizarre delusions without other unusual or odd behaviors; tactile and olfactory hallucinations related to the delusional theme may be present
a condition involving the existence of both symptoms of schizophrenia and major depression or manic symptoms
attentuated psychosis syndrome
condition being researched that involves distressing or disabling early signs of delusions, hallucination, or disorganized speech that emerged or became progressively worse over the previous year; reality testing remains relatively intact
before the onset of major symptoms
measurable characteristics that can give clues regarding the specific genes involved in a disorder
the suggestion that schizophrenia may result from excess dopamine activity at certain synaptic sites
the likelihood that both members of a twin pair show the same characteristics
expressed emotion (EE)
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
medications developed to counteract symptoms of psychosis
first generation antipsychotics
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
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