PSYC.ch.12.Psychotic.Disorders

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  1. Shared Psychotic Disorder.
    A delusiong that develops in people because of their close relationship with another person who also has a delusion.
  2. Psychotic Disorders - DSM-IV-TR

    Features of Brief Psychotic Disorder

    How long does this disorder last?
    Presence of one or more of the following:

    • Delusions
    • Hallucinations
    • Disorganized speech
    • Catatonic Behavior

    *Lasts at least 1 day & less than 1 month w/ a return to previous level of functioning.
  3. Why is Schizophrenia more prominent in males than women? What are the theories?
    • Womenn have:
    • Less severe brain changes
    • Protective hormones
    • Women funtion better than men in work/social settings

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