Psych 101 Lecture 20

Psych 101 Lecture 20 - Schizophrenia Schizophrenia refers...

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Schizophrenia Schizophrenia refers to a profound disturbance in human function including: –Thought : Illogical thought systems (delusions) and loosening of associations –Perception : Presence of hallucinations –Language : Word salad, disconnected ideas –Affect : Emotion (often flat or absent) Symptoms can be viewed as: –Positive: Delusions are an added function –Negative: Signal the absence of a function (flat affect) Biological Basis of Schizophrenia • The heritability of Schizophrenia: –Risk of schizophrenia is 48% in monozygotic, 17% in dizygotic twins, and 9% in siblings • Dopamine hypothesis: Schizophrenia reflects elevated levels of dopamine in brain –Paranoid schizophrenia is induced by chronic treatment with amphetamine, a drug that releases dopamine Major Types of Schizophrenia •Paranoid •Catatonic • Disorganized • Undifferentiated •Residual Therapies for Psychological Problems Psychotherapy -An emotionally charged, confiding interaction between a trained therapist and someone who suffers from psychological difficulties
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Jogmen during the Fall '08 term at Loyola Chicago.

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Psych 101 Lecture 20 - Schizophrenia Schizophrenia refers...

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