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Schizophrenia was originally called dementia praecox, which is Latin for "____ ____ ____".

premature mental deterioration

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In 1911, Eugene Bleuler introduced the term ____.

schizophrenia

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Although the term is Greek for "split mind", it is not related to ____ ____ ____ (previously known as multiple personality disorder), in which someone alternates among different personalities.

disassociative identity disorder

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What Bleuler meant by schizophrenia was a split between the ____ and ____ aspects of experience: the persons emotional expression or lack of it seems unconnected with current experiences.

emotional and intellectual

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_____ of schizophrenia is difficult. In most areas of medicine, a physician can confirm a diagnosis with a lab test of some sort. Psychiatry has no dependable lab tests.

Diagnosis

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According to the DSM-IV, to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, someone must have deteriorated in everyday functioning (work, interpersonal relationships, self-care, etc.) for at least ____ ____, and must show at least two of the following, that are not attributable to other disorders.

six months

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_____ – unjustifiable beliefs, such as "beings from outer space are controlling my actions".

Delusions

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____ – false sensory experiences, such as hearing voices when alone.

Hallucinations

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____ ____ – rambling or incoherent speech.

Disorganised speech

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Grossly ____ behaviour.

disorganised

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Weak or absent signs of ____, ____, and ____.

emotion, speech, and socialisation

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The first four items on the list – delusions, hallucinations, disorganised speech, and disorganised behaviour – are called ____ ____ (behaviours that are present that should be absent).

positive symptoms

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Weak or absent emotion, speech, and socialisation are ____ ____ (behaviours that are absent that should be present). Negative symptoms are usually stable overtime and difficult to treat.

negative symptoms

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The ____ symptoms are limitations of thought and reasoning that are common in schizophrenia, even if they are not central to the diagnosis.

cognitive

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The most typical type of thought disorder of schizophrenia is a difficulty understanding and using ____ ____. Related symptoms include deficits in attention and working memory.

abstract concepts

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The main problem is disordered thoughts that result from ____ ____ between the cortex and the thalamus and cerebellum. The disordered thinking may lead to the hallucinations, delusions, and other symptoms.

abnormal interactions

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Even if someone's symptoms match the description of schizophrenia perfectly, it is important to make a ____ ____ – that is, one that rules out other conditions with similar symptoms.

differential diagnosis

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____ ____ with psychotic features: people with depression frequently have delusions, especially delusions of guilt or failure. Some report hallucinations also.

Mood disorder

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____ ____: many of the positive symptoms of schizophrenia can develop from prolonged use of amphetamine, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, or phencyclidine (Angel dust).

Substance-abuse

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____ ____: damage or tumours in the temporal or prefrontal cortex often produce some of the symptoms of schizophrenia.

Brain damage

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____ ____ ____: sometimes, someone who is starting to have trouble hearing things that everyone else is whispering and starts to worry. Delusions can develop.

Undetected hearing defects

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____ ____: the symptoms of Huntington's disease include hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking, as well as motor symptoms.

Huntington's disease

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____ ____: Niacin deficiency can produce hallucinations and delusions, and so can a deficiency in vitamin C or an allergy to milk proteins.

Nutritional abnormalities

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Worldwide, about ___________ suffer from schizophrenia at some point in life.

1% of people

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Schizophrenia occurs in all ____ ____ in all parts of the world. However, it is significantly more common in cities than in rural areas.

ethnic groups

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