Schitzophrenia summary

Schitzophrenia summary - Psychopathology Psych 3313 Fall...

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Psychopathology Psych 3313 Fall 2007 Chapter: 10 Description of the problem: Bill McClary often talked to himself and spent most of his time daydreaming, which would interfere with his daily activities. He was distracted by intrusive and repetitive thoughts that he felt the need to correct with appropriate thoughts which he called “scruples.” In addition he also had an unusual twitch, blink, and would shake his head while these intrusive thoughts occurred. Bill also had developed an extensive delusional belief system in which he was anxious and suspicious that a group of conspirators had produced a documentary film about his homosexual experiences. He feared that he would be killed if anyone found out about the film. In addition to this, he often heard voices coming from those who discussed his sexual behavior and intended to kill him because of it. By this point he couldn’t logically reason with this delusional system and was so frightened of it that he refused to discuss it with others. Social History:
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