4-21-Psychopathology3 - Psychopathology III Psychopathology...

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1 Psychopathology III Psychopathology III Psychological Disorders – Anxiety Disorders – Somatoform Disorders – Dissociative Disorders – Mood Disorders Schizophrenic Disorders – Personality Disorders Schizophrenic Disorders Schizophrenic Disorders are a class of disorders marked by delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and deterioration of adaptive behavior Schizophrenia – “split mind” Prevalence = 1% DSM-IV Defines Four Subtypes of Schizophrenia Paranoid Type Catatonic Type Disorganized Type Undifferentiated Type
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2 General Symptoms of Schizophrenia Delusions and Irrational Thought Delusions – false beliefs that are maintained even though they are clearly out of touch with reality Train of thought deteriorates (loosening of associations) Deterioration of Adaptive Behavior Routine functioning at work, social relations, and personal care declines Hallucinations Sensory perceptions that occur in the absence of a real, external stimulus or are gross distortions of perceptual input Usually auditory hallucinations that provide an insulting running commentary, may be argumentative, or may issue commands Disturbed Emotion Blunted or flat affect Inappropriate emotional responses Emotionally volatile Types of Schizophrenic Disorders Paranoid schizophrenia is dominated by delusions of persecution along with delusions of grandeur Believe that they have a number of enemies who want to
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 1101 taught by Professor Parks,nate during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Tech.

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4-21-Psychopathology3 - Psychopathology III Psychopathology...

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