November 9 - November 9, 2010 Psychotherapy: Changing...

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Psychotherapy: Changing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors Bring laptop Thursday Schizophrenia Low incidence, but very costly for individuals Many times people will be institutionalized and have to take drugs for their entire lives. Simple, Paranoid, Catatonic Simple – Completely devoid of affect. Emotional responses to traumatic experiences are detached and inappropriate. Looking at others faces is disconcerting These people can work and live in society, but have difficulty connecting with others. Paranoid – Delusional Everything is aimed at me. Delusions of grandeur. Sense that they are the “Master of the Universe” Also have delusion of persecution; people are out to get them. Can be smart and logical, but have a skewed perception of reality. Can be linked to bipolar disorder. Can live well in the real world, as long as they are not in the midst of an episode. Catatonic – Have episodes where they exhibit signs of complete detachment from the world They have a rich imaginary life, but they are experiencing it all inside their head. Easy to treat, but it’s the most profound form of schizophrenia.
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