Module 51 - Module 51: Schizophrenia Symptoms of...

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Module 51: Schizophrenia Symptoms of Schizophrenia Schizophrenia: a group of severe disorders characterized by disorganized and delusional thinking, disturbed perceptions, and inappropriate emotions and actions . Disorganized Thinking – fragmented, bizarre, and distorted by false beliefs. Delusions: false beliefs, often of persecution or grandeur, that may accompany psychotic disorders. Disturbed Perceptions – perceive things that are not there Hallucinations: sensory experiences without sensory stimulation Inappropriate Emotions and Actions Inappropriate emotion e.g. laughing after recalling someone’s death - Flat affect: a zombielike state of apparent apathy Inappropriate behaviour (senseless, compulsive) e.g. continually rocking - Catatonia: remain motionless for hours on end and then become agitated Subtypes of Schizophrenia 5 subtypes… 1. paranoid: preoccupation w/delusions or hallucinations, often with themes of persecution or grandiosity 2. disorganized: speech/behaviour is disorganized, or flat/inappropriate emotion
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