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F.schizophrenia.all.pic - “ Schizophrenia ” and Other...

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Unformatted text preview: “ Schizophrenia ” and Other Psychotic Disorders Novel Antipsychotics Risperdal Zyprexa Seroquel *Schizophrenia means ‘split mind’: the split is from reality delusions hallucinations , disorganized speech or thought disorganized or catatonic behavior Characteristic symptoms 1.Delusions are disturbances in the content of thought Common delusions: thoughts, feelings, are being controlled private thoughts are being broadcasted, thoughts are being inserted, thoughts robbed by external forces ‘TV, pillow, giving secret messages to me’ ‘My organs have been removed’ former patient said… “What happened to me was a breakdown in the filter, and a hodge podge of unrelated stimuli were distracting me from things which should have had my undivided attention”… 2. Hallucinations are disruptions in perceptions. perception in the absence of external stimulus, no basis in reality most common are auditory, hearing “voices” (75%) visual (15%) tactile= rare....
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course PSY 120 taught by Professor Donnely during the Fall '08 term at Purdue.

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