Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia - SCHIZOPHRENIA 2 nd most frequent diagnosis...

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Unformatted text preview: SCHIZOPHRENIA 2 nd most frequent diagnosis of patients 14-64 y/o at CRH in 2008 Target Audience Nursing Staff to include nurses and technicians Last update 6/25/09 ajj In this module we will cover What is schizophrenia Symptoms of schizophrenia Types of schizophrenia Some of the more common treatments for schizophrenia CRH most frequent diagnosis in 2008 Under 14 y/o Attention Deficit Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder PTSD Bipolar Adjustment disorder 65 and over Persistent mental disorder due to conditions classified elsewhere Alzheimer Schizoaffective disorder Other and alcohol dependence Bipolar, Manic episode CRH most frequent diagnosis in 2008 14-64 y/o Other & unspecified alcohol dependence Schizoaffective disorder Cocaine dependence Depressive disorder Combo of drug dependence excluding opioid type drugs What is schizophrenia? A chronic severe brain disorder; often they hear voices, believe media are broadcasting their thoughts to the world or may believe someone is trying to harm them. In men it usually develops in teen years and early 20s; in women it usually develops in 20s and 30s. Diagnosis Currently there is no physical or lab test that can absolutely diagnose schizophrenia. A psychiatrist usually comes to the diagnosis based on clinical symptoms. Misdiagnosis This is a common problem since schizophrenia shares a significant number of symptoms with other disorders. Per the Natl Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance there is an average of 10 years from onset to correct diagnosis & tx. Disorders that may appear like Schizophrenia Schizoid personality Schizophreniform disorder Schizotypal personality Bipolar Disorder Aspergers syndrome Symptoms of Schizophrenia Profound disruption in cognition and emotion, affecting the most fundamental human attributes: Language Thought Perception Affect Sense of self Positive Symptoms Those that appear to reflect an excess or distortion of normal functions . Positive Symptoms Delusions . Those where the patient thinks he is being followed or watched are common; also the belief that people on TV, radio are directing special messages to him/her. Positive Symptoms Hallucinations . Distortions or exaggerations of perception in any of the senses....
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