Lecture 23 - Schizophrenia

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Lecture 23 1 Lecture 23 - Schizophrenia Josh Wede Psych 100 Schizophrenia Nearly 1 in a 100 suffer from schizophrenia and world over 24 million people suffer from this disease (WHO, 2002). Strikes young people as they mature into adults. Affects men and women equally, but men suffer from it more severely than women. Schizophrenia Symptoms Disorganized and delusional thinking. Disturbed perceptions. Inappropriate emotions and actions. This morning when I was at Hillside [Hospital], I was making a movie. I was surrounded by movie stars … I’m Marry Poppins. Is this room painted blue to get me upset? My grandmother died four weeks after my eighteenth birthday.” (Sheehan, 1982) This monologue illustrates fragmented, bizarre thinking with distorted beliefs, called delusions (“I’m Mary Poppins ”). Many psychologists believe disorganized thoughts occur because of selective attention failure (fragmented and bizarre thoughts). Disturbed Perceptions
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