Lecture 17 Schizophrenia I

Lecture 17 Schizophrenia I - Part 1 Disorders characterized...

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Disorders characterized by  the following features: Serious and pervasive  disturbances in thought,  emotion, and behavior. Perceptual abnormalities  (e.g., hallucinations).
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Disturbances in motor  activity (such as  catatonia). Flat or blunted affect. Withdrawal from social  interaction.
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Dementia Praecox: A disorder  characterized by early onset and  progressive loss of cognitive  abilities. Cognitive degradation begins at  an early point in life and  terminates in “mental weakness.”
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Originator of the term  “schizophrenia.” Argued that the disorder does  not have to be progressive or  have an early onset. Some  patients do get better over  time and remission can occur. CON’D
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Emphasized the  splitting of the  basic psychological  functions -  attention,  perceptions,  thought, emotion,  and behavior.
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Bleuler described two different classes of 
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2009 for the course PSYC 360 taught by Professor Borders during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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