Ab Psych - Schizophrenia

  1. Positive symptoms of Schizophrenia
    • Delusions of Grandeur
    • Delusions of Persecution
    • Hallucinations
  2. Negative symptoms of Schizophrenia
    • Avolition - Severe lack of initiative or motivation
    • Alogia - Poverty of speech
    • Anhedonia - Inability to feel pleasure
    • Flat affect
    • Asociality
  3. Disorganized symptoms of Schizophrenia
    • Disorganized speech
    • Inappropriate affect
    • Disorganized behavior
    • Catatonic immobility
  4. Types of Schizophrenia or Schizophrenia disorders
    • Schizophrenia - > 6 Months
    • Schizophreniform disorder - Acute, 1-6 months
    • Brief Psychotic disorder - Acute, <1month
    • Schizoaffective disorder - Symptoms of both Schizophrenia and mood disorders, meets criteria for neither
  5. Schizophrenia prevalence and sex ratio
    • 0.2% to 1.5%
    • Eqaually men and women
  6. Schizophrenia onset
    Late teens and early thirties
  7. Factors positively affecting Schizophrenia prognosis
    • Premorbid adjustment
    • Acute onset
    • Later age of onset
    • Gender, Female
    • Precipitating event(s)
    • Family history or lack thereof
  8. Evidence of genetic basis of Schizophrenia
    • 10-15% Siblings, children
    • 5% One parent
    • 40% Both parents
  9. Environmental causes of Schizophrenia
    • Low socioeconomic status (3X)
    • Poor family contact, affect relapse
    • Cultural variations; high in some cultures, low in others
  10. Schizophrenia medications
    • Antipsychotics - Risperidone, Olanzapine etc
    • PhenothiazinesReduces Dopminergic activity
  11. Psychological/Behavioural treatments of Schizophrenia
    • Social Skills Training
    • Family education
    • Coping strategies (gum)
    • Community support
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326781
Card Set
Ab Psych - Schizophrenia
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