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What is considered the cancer of psychological disorders?
What three things characterise schizophrenia?
- Disorganized and delusional thinking
- Disturbed perceptions
- Inappropriate emotions and actions
What are the most common forms of hallucinations?
visual and auditory
What are positive symptoms of schizophrenia
symptoms that are present in them but not in normal individuals.
What are negative symptoms of schizophrenia?
symptoms that are not present in them but are in normal individuals.
Chronic process of schizophrenia is described as
a slow onset with negative symptoms and doubtful recovery
Acute process of schizophrenia is described as
a rapid onset with positive symptoms and better recovery
What are the 5 subtypes of schizophrenia?
Research has shown that schizophrenic patients exhibit higher levels of what receptor in the brain?
Schiophrenics show abnormal activity in what three parts of the brain?
- frontal lobe
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