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Unformatted text preview: Schizophrenia: Diagnosis and Schizophrenia: Diagnosis and Symptoms Symptoms Dr. Nolan Zane Dr. Nolan Zane Schizophrenia Schizophrenia : A group of disorders characterized by severely impaired cognitive processes, personality disintegration, affective disturbances, and social withdrawal Schizophrenia disorders of Schizophrenia disorders of thought or cognition severe thought or cognition severe dysfunctions in the processes of dysfunctions in the processes of thinking, perception, judgment, thinking, perception, judgment, and recognition. and recognition. Lifetime prevalence in United States is 1 percent (males and females equally). Onset later in females African American lifetime prevalence is twice that of general population tend to be involuntarily committed more than other ethnic groups (Takeuchi & Cheung, 1998). Hispanic American prevalence slightly lower may be due to underreporting, less help seeking. Lower SES and divorce related to prevalence. The Symptoms of Schizophrenia Positive symptoms : Psychoticism and disordered thought are present during active phase, then disappear with treatment: Psychoticism includes hallucinations and delusions, disorganized speech and behavior, inappropriate affect, and motoric disturbances May indicate a reversible condition The Symptoms of Schizophrenia...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course PSC 49640 taught by Professor Schleper during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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