schizophrenia - of schizophrenia kinship studies excess...

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Schizophrenia 1. means "split mind," separated from reality 2. type of psychosis -- severe disturbance, often hospitalized Copyright @2009 Robin Lea West Common symptoms 1. cognitive disorders 2. delusions 3. hallucinations 2. Delusions false beliefs held contrary to evidence Examples of delusions delusions of reference delusions of persecution delusions of grandeur 3. Hallucinations imagined perceptions people “talking” to you Common symptoms 1. cognitive disorders 2. delusions 3. hallucinations 4. attentional disorders 5. emotional disorders
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Later in development of disorder Evidence for organic causes
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Unformatted text preview: of schizophrenia kinship studies excess dopamine brain structure differences Heredity and schizophrenia Brain and schizophrenia Cause or effect?? Evidence for psychosocial causes of schizophrenia increased incidence in inner city related to stress, trauma related to family conflict, high emotions (usually neg.) Diasthesis-stress model Biological factors -Genetics -Brain chemistry -Brain structure -Brain trauma Personal factors -High stress -Family conflict Schizophrenia Symptoms Possible organic causes Possible psychosocial causes Diasthesis-stress model Copyright @2009 Robin Lea West...
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