Schizophrenia

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  2/18/11 Abnormal Psychology – PSY 350 April 20, 2010 Schizophrenia
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 2/18/11 Schizophrenia Schizophrenia  -  a pervasive  disorder that affects a wide  range of psychological  processes involving cognition,  affect, and behavior.  Acute episodes  of schizophrenia  are characterized by delusions,  hallucinations, illogical 
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 2/18/11 Clinical Features Disturbed Thought Processes Delusions (grandeur, paranoia, persecutory), disorganized  thinking (loose associations, and incoherent speech) Attentional Deficiencies Difficulty attending to relevant stimuli and filtering out  irrelevant stimuli Perceptual Disturbances Hallucinations (auditory, visual, tactile, olfactory, gustatory and  somatic) Emotional Disturbances
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 2/18/11 Other Types of Impairment Confusion about personal identity Lack of volition Excitable behavior or states of stupor Odd gestures/Bizarre facial expressions *Impaired ability to relate to others
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 2/18/11 Schizophrenia Between acute episodes, people with schizophrenia  may still be unable to think clearly, may speak in a  flat tone, may have difficulty perceiving emotions in  other people’s facial expressions, and may show little  if any facial expressions of emotions themselves.
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 2/18/11 Symptom Categories Positive symptoms   -Flagrant symptoms of  schizophrenia, such as hallucinations, delusions, 
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