Schizophrenia Diagnosis

Schizophrenia Diagnosis - impossible (e.g. Being able to...

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Schizophrenia Diagnosis Schizophrenia can be a difficult condition to diagnose. A physical examination as well as blood tests and urine samples are often required to rule out an organic cause. Diagnosis is often made by a psychiatrist and for a diagnosis to be made:- At least one of the following must be present: o Thought echo, thought insertion or withdrawal, or thought broadcasting o Delusions of control, influence or passivity, clearly referred to body or limb movements or specific thoughts, actions or sensations; a delusional perception o Hallucinatory voices are giving a running commentary with a patient’s behaviour, were discussing the patient between themselves, or other types of hallucinatory voices coming from some parts of the body o Assistant delusions of other kinds that are culturally inappropriate and completely
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Unformatted text preview: impossible (e.g. Being able to control weather, being able to fly, being able to communicate with aliens from another world) Or at least two of the following: o Persistent hallucinations in any modality, when occurring every day for at least one month, we accompanied by delusions (which may be fleeting or half formed) without clear affective content, or when accompanied by persistent overvalued ideas o Neologisms, breaks in a train of thought, resulting in incoherent or irrelevant speech o Catatonic behaviour, such as excitement, posturing or waxy flexibility, negativism, Mutism and stupor o Negative symptoms, such as marked apathy, paucity of speech and blunting or incongruity of affect...
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