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background image 10/12/16 
 
Chapter 8 
 
Schizophrenia 
- Psychosis  - inability to make distinction between what is real and what is unreal  ● Break from reality - perceiving things in their environment or within them that is  no there  - Schizophrenia  - severe form of psychosis; alternate between:  Clear thinking and communication , accurate perceptions of reality, proper  functioning  Active phase of illness  - disorganized thinking and speech, lose touch with reality,  difficulty caring for self  - People are not “schizophrenics”; they are someone who has schizophrenia  - Schizophrenia Spectrum  - five domains of symptoms that define psychotic disorders  Positive symptoms  - presence of additional behaviors, thoughts, or perceptions  that wouldn’t normally be there  Delusions  - believe something to be true but it is highly unlikely or  impossible  ■ Types of delusions  ● Bizarre - highly unlikely and extremely odd (FBI replaced  loved ones with clones)  ● Non-bizarre - theoretically possible but not likely (FBI is  secretly videotaping you)  ● Persecutory  - everyone is out to get you 
● Erotomanic - someone loves you even though you may not 
have ever met them  ● Many more  Hallucinations  - unreal perceptual experiences  ■ Auditory and tactile (hearing)  Formal thought disorder  - change topics with little coherent transition  ■ Loose associations or derailment  Disorganized or catatonic behavior  - unpredictable and apparently  untriggered agitation  ■ Catatonia - being unresponsive to the environment (adding  behavior of unresponsiveness)  Negative symptoms  - absence of behaviors, thoughts, or perceptions that  normally would be there  Restricted affect  - severe reduction/absence of emotional expression  Avolition  - Inability to initiate or persist at goal-directed activities (distinct  from depression because this only happens during active phase of illness)  ■ Cognitive deficits - basic cognitive processes are impaired or  slowed down 
background image Number of symptoms   Severity of symptoms   Duration of symptoms   - Number of symptoms and the disorder differs across individuals  - Diagnostic Criteria for Schizophrenia  2 or more positive or negative symptoms  Decreased functioning  Persists at least 6 months  Schizoaffective disorder and depressive or bipolar disorder with psychotic 
features have been ruled out 
Not caused by a substance or medical condition  Account for history on autism spectrum  Has to be hallucinations and/or delusions  - Active/Acute phase  - presence of symptoms, consistently and acutely for at least one  month  Prodromal symptoms  - before the acute phase  Residual symptoms  - after the acute phase  - Onset  Typically onset occurs between 16-25 years of age  ○ More males 
○ Women have another increase of onset in 40s 
- Prognosis  Rehospitalization rates between 50-80%  Stabilize after first episode within 5-10 years  Gender and age factors  ○ Women develop the disorder later  ■ Typically milder symptoms, more favorable outcome  ○ Functioning and symptoms improve with age   
Other Psychotic Disorders 
- Schizoaffective disorder  ● Mix of schizophrenia and a mood disorder  - Schizophreniform disorder  ● Meets criteria A, D, and E of schizophrenia 
● Symptoms only last 1 to 6 months 
- Brief psychotic disorder  ● Delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and/or disorganized behavior  between 1 day and 1 month   
10/14/16 
 
Delusional disorder  - Delusions lasting at least 1 month regarding situations that occur in real life 

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School: Colorado State University
Department: Psychology
Course: Abnormal Psychology
Professor: Martha Amberg
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: PSY320, Psychology, abnormalpsychology, and Amberg
Name: PSY 320 Week 8 Notes
Description: Lecture Notes for Week 8 Prof Amberg Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
Uploaded: 10/14/2016
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