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Chronic, severe brain/thought disorder- NOT mood disorder! Characterized by:
-Hallucinations (V or A)/distortion of reality
-Deterioration of social fxn
-Genetics: STRONG familial link
-Small frontal lobes, enlarged ventricles
-Viruses and low o2 during preg
-Equal in both men and women
Males show signs earlier
16-30 y/o, rarely seen after 45 y/o.
Phase 1: Premorbid
Before psychotic break:
Phase 2: Prodromal
-Positive symptoms: psychotic symptoms.
Phase 3: Schizophrenia
Active stage w psychotic symptoms:
sympt= 1 month
signs= 6 months
Phase 4: Residual
Period of remission and exacerbation.
Types of delusions
1. Grandeur- famous, superhero, god.
2. Persecution- out to get me, bizarre ideas, paranoia.
3. Reference- neutral msg made to be esp for them.
4. Control- thoughts/actions controlled by others.
5. Somatic- false ideas about their body.
6. Nihilistic- false ideas about others, objects, self.
Types of schizophrenia
Symptoms of schizophrenia, along w symptoms of a mood disorder (depression most common).
A- 2+ psychotic symptoms for 1mth.
B- Social/occupational dysfxn
D- Schizoaffective and mood disorder exclusion
E- Substance/general medical condition exclusion
-Anti psychotics (typical and atypical)
-Therapy (psycho, group, fam, behavior)
-Social/coping skills training
Normal behaviors that should be present, but have been taken away. Can be confused w depression
-Can't follow thru
-No content in speech
"Thinking process" Struggle w...