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Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders

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Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders Psy 247

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Abnormal Psychology
Dr. Clemens

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These notes examine the different types of Schizophrenia as well as related disorders. Symptoms and theories on where the illness comes from are discussed.
Abnormal Psychology
Dr. Clemens
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Abnormal psychology, PSY 247, Schizophrenia, Psychotic Disorders
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Date Created: 08/24/15
Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders Katie Albritton Study Soup Psychosis Significant loss of contact With reality Hallmark of Schizophrenia Hallucinations Disturbances of the senses Delusions Fixed firm beliefs that have no basis in reality Grandiose Typically about the self More important than you are Paranoid Someone is after you Referential Schizophrenia Bleuler Splitbrain Affects the Whole brain Loss of gray brain matter Formal thought disorder Disturbances in speech that re ect a disturbance in cognitive ability Positive symptom of Schizophrenia Positive means a symptom is present and should not be Negative means that something is missing and should be there Tangentiality and circumstantial overly detailed speech Neologisms New words World salad Clang associations Sound based instead of concept based speech Loose associations Yearbook studies Negative symptoms Andreason Aren39t there but should be Avolition Absence of Will Flat Affect Emotional expression does not change even When mood does Asociality Absence of sociality Anhedonia Absence of pleasure Alogia Absence of words Can be mute Drugs to treat negative symptoms don39t work as well as drugs to treat positive symptoms Paranoid Schizophrenia Most common Anxious paranoid delusions don39t trust people Negative symptoms could creep in later Catatonic Schizophrenia Motor problems Waxy exibility Extreme Avolition Stay in the same position for hours Catatonic excitement Rare Wild ailing Truth serum Mild tranquilizer Disinhibits people like alcohol Undifferentiated Schizophrenia Psychotic but not paranoid or catatonic Schizophreniform Symptoms of Schizophrenia but duration not long enough Schizoaffective Schizophrenia With mood disorders What causes schizophrenia 195039s researchers study drug for Parkinson39s Patients had low Dopamine Medicine helped but the patients began to get paranoid Excessive levels of Dopamine may cause Schizophrenia Dopamine Hypothesis Drug to reduce Dopamine Thorazine First real treatment for Schizophrenia Patients began to act like Parkinson39s Akisthesia Restlessness EPS Extra Pyramital Symptoms 199039s new antipsychotics Clorasil Low risk of EPS Tardive dyskinesia Permanent muscle disorders But can develop Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Super high fever rapidly Can be deadly Have to be monitored closely This is the end of this section of notes I hope these were helpful


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