Am i evil youre evil schizophrenia symptoms

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Unformatted text preview: t no one else hears, oUen with upseZng (e.g. shaming) content. Hallucina0ons can also be visual, olfactory/smells, tac0le/touch, or gustatory/taste. Am I evil? You’re evil! Schizophrenia Symptoms: Inappropriate Emo;ons Odd and socially inappropriate responses such as looking bored or amused while hearing of a death Flat affect: facial/body expression is “flat” with no visible emo0onal content Impaired percep0on of emo0ons, including not “reading” others’ inten0ons and feelings Schizophrenia Symptoms: Inappropriate Ac;ons/Behavior Odd and socially inappropriate behavior can be caused by symptoms such as: errors in social percep0on. disorganized, unfiltered thinking. delusions and hallucina0ons. The schizophrenic body exhibits motor symptoms such as: repe00ve behaviors such as rocking and rubbing. catatonia, such as siZng mo0onless and unresponsive for hours. Onset and Development of Schizophrenia Onset: Typically, schizophrenic symptoms appear at the end of adolescence and in early adulthood, later for women than for men. Prevalence: Nearly 1 in 100 people develop schizophrenia, slightly more men than women. Development: The course of schizophrenia can be acute/reac0ve or chronic. Course of Schizophrenia Acute/Reac;ve Schizophrenia In reac0on to stress, some people develop posi0ve symptoms such as hallucina0ons. – Recovery is likely. Chronic/Process Schizophrenia develops slowly, with more nega0ve symptoms such as flat affect and social withdrawal. – With treatment and support, there may be periods of a normal life, but not a cure. – Without treatment, this type of schizophrenia oUen leads to poverty and social problems. Subtypes of Schizophrenia Understanding Schizophrenia Abnormal brain structure and activity What’s going on in the brain in schizophrenia? Too many dopamine/D4 recepto...
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