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Unformatted text preview: 1 PSYCHOLOGY (8th Edition, in Modules) David Myers Module 52 Schizophrenia 2 Schizophrenia If depression is the common cold of psychological disorders schizophrenia is the cancer. Nearly 1 in a 100 suffer from schizophrenia and world over 24 million people suffer from this disease (WHO, 2002). Strikes young people as they mature into adults. Affects men and women equally, but men suffer from it more severely than women. 3 Symptoms of Schizophrenia Literal translation “split mind”. A group of severe disorders characterized by: 1. Disorganized and delusional thinking. 2. Disturbed perceptions. 3. Inappropriate emotions and actions. 4 Disorganized & Delusional Thinking Many psychologists believe disorganized thoughts occur because of selective attention failure (fragmented and bizarre thoughts). 5 Disturbed Perceptions A schizophrenic person may perceive things that are not there ( hallucinations ). Frequently such hallucinations are auditory, and less often visual, somatosensory, olfactory or gustatory. L . B e r t h o l d , U n t i t l e d . T h e P r i n z h o r n C o l l e c t i o n , U n i v e r s i t y o f H e i d e l b e r g A u g u s t N a t t e r , W i t c h e s H e a d . T h e P r i n z h o r n C o l l e c t i o n , U n i v e r s i t y o f H e i d e l b e r g P h o t o s o f p a i n t i n g s b y K r a n n e r t M u s e u m , U n i v e r s i t y o f I l l i n o i s a t U r b a n a- C h a m p a i g n 6 Inappropriate Emotions & Actions A schizophrenic person may laugh at the news of...
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