PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS - SYCHIATRICDISORDERS P Priorto1950...

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PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS                     History of treatment for Psychiatric disorders Prior to 1950 * restraint * insulin coma * electric convulsion therapy 1950's: introduction of chlorpromazine (Thorazine) and haldol * decline in institutionalization 2. Schizophrenia       *1 percent of population  * Equal among sexes * Progressive * Can only manage symptoms ~ Clinical Features: 1. Two or more of: a) delusions or hallucinations (positive features) b) disorganized speech/ flat emotions, catatonic behavior (negative  features) 2. impaired social/occupational function 3. over 6 months 4. rule out other disorders Symptoms: A. two or more of: 1. positive a. The addition of abnormal behaviors b. I.e. Delusions – persistent false beliefs that can’t be explained by  culture or religion c. Hallucinations 1
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d. Thought disorders (racing thoughts) 2. negative a. Absence of certain behaviors b. Flat emotions c. Disorganized speech d. Catatonic behavior e. Social withdrawal B. Impaired social/occupational function C. Symptoms for over 6 months D. Rule out other disorders (including drugs) Major subtypes: 1. Paranoid schizophrenia: A. Preoccupation with one or more delusions
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2010 for the course PSYC 330 taught by Professor Lisman during the Spring '08 term at Binghamton University.

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