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Unformatted text preview: Positive symptoms (pathological excesses)-hallucinations-Delusions-Disorganized speech Types of delusions-grandeur-control or influence o Thought broadcasting o Thought insertion o Thought withdrawal-Reference-Somatic-Persecution Disorganized speech-loosening of associations-illogical thinking-neologisms-poverty of content-clanging-word salad-echolalia Negative Symptoms: loss of normal functions-social withdrawal-restricted or inappropriate affect-avolition CAUSES OF SCHIZOPHRENIA-biological o Biochemistry Highlevels of dopamine: more receptors sites for dopamine o Brain structure: E.g., areas that control emotion, language, auditory info. o Viral exposure o Genetics Concordance rates...
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- Spring '08