SPC 204 Abnormal Psychology Lecture Schizophrenia 1-1

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SPC 204 Abnormal Psychology Lecture 7: Schizophrenia Ms Cheong Sau Kuan Department of Psychology, School of Health and Natural Sciences Sunway University College Diagnosis: DSM-IV-TR (APA, 2000) A: 2 or more of the following, each present for a significant portion of time during a 1 month period: 1. Delusion 2. Hallucinations 3. Disorganised speech 4. Grossly disorganised or catatonic behaviour 5. Negative symptoms (affective flattening, alogia or avolition) B: Social / occupational dysfunction: For a significant portion of the time since the onset of the disturbance, one or more major areas of functioning such as work, interpersonal relations, or self care are markedly below the level achieved prior to the onset. C: Duration – continuous signs of the disturbance persist for at least 6 months. This 6 months must include at least 1 month of symptoms that meet Criterion A D: Schizoaffective and mood disorder to be ruled out E: Substance / general medical condition exclusion F: Relationship to a PDD Symptoms Positive symptoms: Active manifestations of abnormal behaviour & Excess or distortion of normal behaviour Negative symptoms: Absence or insufficiency of normal behaviour & Disorganised symptoms Positive Symptoms
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2010 for the course PSYCHOLOGY SPC 204 taught by Professor Dr.john during the Spring '10 term at Sunway University College.

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