britney psych 8 - SCHIZOPHRENIA ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Chapter...

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SCHIZOPHRENIA Chapter 12 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
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Schizophrenia in numbers About 1-2% people in the world About 24 million people in U.S. with active schizophrenia Financial cost: $100 billion annually, $19 billion in health care alone Even greater emotional cost risk for Suicide: 1/3 attempt, 15% succeed Physical (often fatal) illnesses 2
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History of diagnostic category Probably present since before recorded history First described as distinct disorder by Emil Kraepelin in 1896 Dementia praecox : syndrome marked by delusions, hallucinations, attention problems & bizarre motor behaviors Later changed to schizophrenia : "split mind" For person with schizophrenia, emotion, perception & cognition cease to operate as a whole. 3
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Schizophrenia described Personality loses its unity . (Bleuler, 1911) The integrating mental picture in my personality was taken away & smashed to bits, leaving me like agitated hamburger distributed infinitely throughout the universe. (quoted by Mendel, 1976) 4
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