Chapter 14 Key Terms

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  1. psychotic  disorder in which personal, social, and occupational functioning deteriorate as a result of strange perceptions, unusual emotions, and motor abnormalities
  2. a state in which a person loses contact with reality in key way
  3. symptoms of schizophrenia that seems to be excesses of or bizarre additions to normal thoughts, emotions, or behaviors
    positive symptoms
  4. a strange false belief firmly held despite evidence to the contrary
  5. a disturbance in the production and organization of thought
    formal thought disorder
  6. a common thinking disturbance in schizophrenia, characterized by rapid shifts from one topic of conversation to another. also known as derailment
    loose associations
  7. the experience of sights, sounds, or other perceptions in the absence of external stimuli
  8. display of emotions that are unsuited to the situation; a symptom of schizophrenia
    inappropriate affect
  9. symptoms of schizophrenia that seem to be deficits in normal thought, emotions, or behaviors
    negative symptoms
  10. a decrease in speech or speech content; a symptom of schizophrenia . also known as poverty of speech
  11. a marked lack of expressed emotions; a symptom of schizophrenia
    flat affect
  12. a symptom of schizophrenia marked by apathy and an inability to start or complete a course of action
  13. a pattern of extreme psycho motor symptoms found in some forms of schizophrenia, which may include catatonic stupor, rigidity, or posturing
  14. the theory that schizophrenia results from excessive activity of the neurotransmitter dopamine
    dopamine hypothesis
  15. drugs that help correct grossly confused or distorted thinking
    antipsychotic drugs
  16. a group of antihistamine drugs that become the first group of effective antipsychotic medications
  17. a relatively new group of antipsychotic drugs whose biological action is different from that of the traditional antipsychotic drugs
    atypical antipsychotic drugs
  18. a type of mother-supposedly cold, domineering, and uninterested in the needs of others- who was once thought to cause schizophrenia in her child
    schizophrenogenic mother
  19. a theory that some parents repeatedly communicate pairs of messages that are mutually contradictory, helping to produce schizophrenia in their children
    double-bind hypothesis
  20. the general level of criticism, disapproval, and hostility expressed in a family. people recovering from schizophrenia are considered more likely to relapse if their families rate high in expressed emotion
    expressed emotion
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Chapter 14 Key Terms
2014-03-17 06:20:28
abnormal psychology

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