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Schizophrenia Different from DID- in schizophrenia, you don’t have 2 or more distinct personalities, rather, the split is a split from reality- the person lives in his or her own world/ reality First called dementia praecox (precocious dementia) by Emil Kraepelin, because of his belief that it results from premature deterioration of the brain. Eugen Bleuler later called it schizophrenia- from Greek schizein (to split) and phren (mind). Criteria 1. Symptoms: two or more of the following much of the time for a month (or less if treated)- Delusions: beliefs with little grounding in reality; ideas that an individual be- lieves are try but are highly unlikely and often impossible Hallucinations: unreal perceptual or sensory experiences. Disorganized speech and thought: grossly disorganized patterns of speech; fre- quent derailment or incoherence Derailment (loosening of associations): tendency to switch from one topic to a seemingly unrelated topic with little coherent transition Word salad: disorganized speech that seems totally incoherent Could be related to deficits in eye movement or working memory Grossly disorganized behavior or catatonic behavior: behavior that is highly un- predictable, is bizarre, and/or shows a complete lack of responsiveness to the outside world Catatonic excitement: person becomes wildly agitated for no apparent reas- on and is difficult to subdue Negative symptoms: no energy to do anything 2. Social/ occupational dysfunction for a significant portion of the time since the on- set of the disturbance 3. Duration: continuous signs of the disturbance that persist for at least 6 months. This 6-month period must include at least 1 month of symptoms that meet cri- terion Positive symptoms (type I symptoms): an exaggeration or distortion of what’s normal; unusual perceptions, thoughts or behaviors Ex: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thought and speech, catatonic behavior Negative symptoms (type II symptoms): less than what’s normal; represent losses or deficits in certain domains: absence of behaviors Affective flattening: depression but not actually depressed. Severe reduction of emotional responses to the environment- lack of expression of emotion Alogia: severe reduction or complete absence of speech Avolition: no goal directed activity, inability to persist at common, goal-oriented tasks- like brushing teeth, getting dressed Other symptoms: Inappropriate affect: laughing at sad things, crying at happy things Anhedonia: loss of interest in everything in life Impaired social skills
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Distribution 1-2% of the population will become schizophrenic at some point in life Between .5 and 2% will be schizophrenic at any given time Men: tends to hit in early-mid twenties Women: tends to hit in late twenties 5% of schizophrenics live in a hospital, 8% nursing home, 6% jail/prison, 5% in a shelter or on the street, 18% in supervised living, the rest live independently or with
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