Module 51 - 22:27 Schizophrenia- a group of severe...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
22:27 Schizophrenia - a group of severe disorders characterized by disorganized and delusional thinking, disturbed perceptions, and inappropriate emotions and actions Delusions - false beliefs, often of persecution or grandeur, that may accompany psychotic disorders Nearly 1/100 people will develop schizophrenia Men tend to be struck at earlier ages, more severely, and slightly more often Schizophrenia refers to a split from reality that shows itself in disorganized thinking, disturbed perceptions, and inappropriate emotions and actions The thinking of a schizophrenic is fragmented, bizarre, and distorted by false beliefs, called delusions Psychologists believe disorganized thoughts result from a breakdown in selective attention We normally have the remarkable capacity for selective attention- for ex. Giving our undivided attention to one voice at a party while filtering out competing sensory stimuli Those with schizophrenia cannot do this. .an irrelevant stimulus or an extraneous part
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

Module 51 - 22:27 Schizophrenia- a group of severe...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online