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to criticism, sensitivity may be treated by desensitization or rational- emotive behaviour therapy - Dialectical behaviour therapy - 3 overall goals - Modulate and control their extreme emotionality and behaviours - Tolerate feeling distressed - Trust their own thoughts and emotions
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CHAPTER 11 Introduction - Mental disorder - Psychotic disorder characterized by major disturbances in thought, emotion and behaviour - Disordered thinking in which ideas are not logically related, faulty perception and attention and bizarre disturbances in motor activity - Withdrawn from other people and reality, delusional and have hallucinations - One of the most severe psychopathologies - Early mortality rates at all age levels and life expectancy is 20 years shorter than people from the general population - Risk of earlier death is on the rise - Because of drug use, lower family involvement and longer time to the initial remission of symptoms - May appear in childhood or late adolescence/ early adulthood - earlier for men than for women - About 10% of people with schizophrenia commit suicide 11.1 clinical symptoms of schizophrenia - Range of problems of people diagnosed as schizophrenic is extensive - Main symptoms of schizophrenia are separated into 2 categories - Positive - Negative - Positive symptoms - Excesses or distortions - Disorganized speech - Hallucinations and delusions - Define an acute episode of schizophrenia - Presence of too much of a behaviour that is not apparent in most people - Disorganized speech
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- Formal thought disorder or disorganized speech - Disorder where the client has problems organizing ideas and speaking them - Incoherence can be found in conversation - images and fragments are not connected - Difficult to understand what the person is saying - Loose associations or derailment of speech may also happen - More success in communicating but it is hard to stick to one topic - Delusions - Beliefs held contrary to reality -
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  • Spring '14
  • KathyFoxa
  • Schizophrenia, Borderline personality disorder, Antisocial personality disorder, Avoidant personality disorder

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