Auditory andor visual contribute to delusions command

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Unformatted text preview: own greatness, they have special powers, or someone who is in control !  Delusions of control !  e.g., the CIA is controlling my brain with a radio signal -believing one is controlling them Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Hallucinations -voices in head as if someone is in room with you talking to you and telling you to do things !  Auditory and/or visual !  Contribute to delusions !  Command hallucinations (voices giving orders) -start to think everyone is inspiring to get you so start to engage in behaviour that tries to protect you Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Disorganized Speech -person is disjointed and hard to follow !  Over-inclusion: jumping from idea to idea without the benefit of logical association -sentences don't make alot of sense !  Clang speech: rhyming !  “and then I rang the bell sell, that’s what I used to do, I worked at little shop in town brown was always my -also example of over-inclusion favourite colour” !  Neologisms: making up words !  “I’m going to the park to ride the whollywoop” !  Echolalia: repetition of other people -parate like talk Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Disorganized Behaviour ! Behaviour is inappropriate for the situation !  e.g., dressing oddly or doing behaviour that is inappropriate in public ! Inappropriate affect is expressed !  e.g., laughing at very serious things, crying at funny things ! Catatonic behaviour !  unresponsiveness to environment, usually marked by immobility for extended periods -odd uncomprtable looking postures for long periods of time Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Negative Symptoms ! Flat affect-reduction of emotional expression ! Poverty of speech ! Slow movement; incapable of goal-directed activities Schizophrenia: Disorder Classification ! Schizophrenia !  Lasts at least 6 months with at least 1 month of “active phase” symptoms -after active phase, become confused, seem odd, withdrawl from friends for about 6 months ! Schizophreniform Disorder !  Symptoms of schizophrenia for 1 to 6 months ! Schizoaffective Disorder !  Symptoms of schizophrenia accompanied by at least 1 mood episode -depression, mania, mixed episode while experiencing schizo Possible Causes of Schizophrenia ! Biological !  Difficult birth (e.g., oxygen deprivation) !  Prenatal viral infection !  Excess of dopamine neurotransmitter !  Brain structure and activation ! Environmental/Cognitive: !  Look in your textbook!...
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