PSYCH EXAM #4 : Module 39: Schizophrenia

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split mind, split from reality, NOT DID, you don't have different personalities A group of severe disorders characrerized by 3
Schizophrenia - A group of severe disorders characrerized by
    1. Disorganized and delusional thinking 2. Disturbred perceptions 3. ???
    presence of inappropriate behaviors ex: hallucinations, talk in disorganized and deluded ways
Symptoms of Schizo Positive symptoms -
absences of appropriate behaviors ex: toneless voice, expressionless faces, mute
Symptoms of Schizo Negative Symptoms -
Thinking is fragmente, bizarre, and distorted by false beliefs (or persecutin (like someone is folowing you) or grandeur (like you are a king)
Disorganized Thinking of schizo
    delusions :
sensory experiences w/o sensory stimulation
      seeing, feeling, tasting, smelling things not there
Disturbed Perceptions of Schizo
    Hallucinations -
      ex: laughing when talking about moms death angry for no reason flat affect (apathy)
Emotion of Schizo
    senseless, compulsive acts
      ex: ?
      ex: rocking back and forth
Actions of schizo
    1/1000 develop this year 24 million worldwide symptoms typically start early adulthood (20s)
Occurrence of Schizo
Development of Schizo
    2 types
Acute (rective) Schizo
Chronic (process) Schizophrenia
    recovery more likely More positive symptoms (respond to meds)
Acute (rective) Schizo
    Recovery is doubtful More negative Symptoms (withdrawal)
Chronic (process) Schizophrenia
? is a disease of the brain
    there is extreme dopamine overactivity abnormal brain activity Maternal virus during mid pregnancy
Understanding Schizo
Psychological factors

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