Abnormal Psych - Final Study Guide

Caused by medication induced reduction of dopamine

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Caused by medication induced reduction of dopamine Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome A severe, potentially fatal reaction to meds; muscle rigidity, fever, altered consciousness,  and improper functioning of the autonomic nervous symptoms Tardive Dyskinesia Develops after a year of taking prescribed antipsychotic drugs Involuntary writhing or tic like movements of the tongue, mouth, face, or whole body;  involuntary chewing, sucking, and lip smacking; jerky movements of the arms, legs, or  entire body Primarily mild and only usually include one symptom Difficult to identify early 
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Chapter 15 02:31 the value of psychotherapy treating schizophrenia This therapy educates the patient on the causes of their hallucinations and delusions The therapists give biological proof  Individuals learn to monitor the causes of hallucinations and delusions Therapists challenge the power of their hallucinations EX: what happens if you don’t listen to the voices Clients are taught to reattribute and more accurately interpret these hallucinations Clients are taught how to cope with their disorder role of family therapy and its influence on expressed emotion Patients who feel positive about their relatives do better in treatment Positive support from family is crucial if not present relapse is very likely Family therapy provides guidance, training, practical advice, psychoeducation about the  disorder, and emotional support and empathy Relatives develop more realistic expectations and become more tolerate, less guilt- ridden, and more willing to try new patterns of communication typical effective community care options Coordinated services Community Mental Health Center Treatment facility that provides medication, psychotherapy, and inpatient emergency  care to people with severe disturbances Contribute significantly to progress of schizophrenic patients Short-Term Hospitalization Utilized when outpatient basis, medication and psychotherapy fails Lasts a few weeks Usually results in greater improvement Partial Hospitalization Day Centers or Day hospitals  All day programs in which patients return to their homes at night Supervised activities, therapy, and programs to improve social skills Supervised Residences People who do not require hospitalization but are unable to live alone Occupational Training Support For those who are not ready to enter the work force Provides income, independence, and self-respect to patients in recovery
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Chapter 16 02:31 Personality disorder 
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Chapter 16 02:31 An inflexible patter of inner experience and outward behavior how it differs from axis I conditions Axis II disorder are long standing and begin before adult hood and carry on into adult  hood. 
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