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2011-07-07 14:49:13
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  1. loss of rational though and or loss of ability to accurately interpret the environment
    psychotic
  2. thought process disorder. major cause of prolonged psychosis
    -disordered thoughts
    -delusions
    -hallucinations
    schizo
  3. what is a major characteristic of schizo
    disordered thoughts
  4. Major characteristic of schizophrenia

    –“split or dual personality”- not the case

    •“Loose” flow of thoughts- talk in far less order

    •Ideas unrelated

    •Evolves slowly over years- subtle and
    hard to recognize

    •May lose ability to communicate
    disordered thoughts
  5. •invention of their own
    vocabularies/definitions
    neologisms
  6. going off the point or subject
    derailment
  7. failure to reach a goal or stick to the
    plan
    tangentiality
  8. speech not logically connected
    incoherance
  9. group
    of disconnected words
    word salad
  10. inability to talk without the other
    symptoms of body rigidity
    catatonic
  11. Fixed, false beliefs- misrepresent either
    perceptions or experiences

    •Major defining characteristic of
    psychosis

    •Grandiose- perceptions of having special
    powers

    •Persecutory- paranoid; others intend to
    do harm

    •Referential-common events/songs apply to
    them
    delusion
  12. Very common in schizophrenia

    •Sensory experiences not perceptible to
    others

    •Auditory most common

    •May be one or more voices- not always
    distinct but distinguishable

    •Occur while the individual is awake
    hallucinations
  13. ______- symptoms of schizo

    –Disordered thought/behavior

    –Delusions

    –Hallucinations
    positive
  14. –Flattened affect- extreme emotional
    distance

    –Alogia-speak very little; brief and empty

    –Avolition-lack motivations for work or activities

    –Anhedoniament -inability to find enjoyment
    negative symptoms of schizo
  15. Organic disease with genetic component

    •Appears in early to mid-twenties in men

    •Appears later in women- fewer negative
    symptoms and less long-term cognitive impairment

    •Outcome improved in past 20 years-
    presumably due to treatment
    schizo
  16. drug therapy used in cases of schizo
    • antipsychotics
    • •1st- Thioridizine/Clozapine

    •2nd-Seroquel/Zyprexa/Risperdal/Prozac

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