Inability to speak
Contradictory, mixed feelings
The inability to experience or even imagine any pleasant emotion
Indifference or disinterest in the environment. Bland or flat affect. Negative symptom
Self-absorbed thinking, includes auditory hallucinations
Sudden loss of thought content indicated by the stopping of spontaneous flow conversation or thinking for no apparent reason, usually due to preoccupation or auditory hallucinations
Correct response as a nurse:
"You stopped talking. What are you thinking?"
A type of psychological disturbance that is typified by stupor or excitement. Stupor is characterized by extreme psychomotor retardation, mutism, negativism, and posturing
Excessive details and circumstances provided during the conversation but eventually reaching the point.
What did you have for lunch?
LUNCH! I didn't have any money for lunch so I had to go out to the corner to make some money. So I went to the corner and this disgusting homeless man came up to me. He was DISGUSTING! Huge beard and everything. And he smelled awful. I hate beards. He gave me $3.50 for lunch after I gave him head in the trash can he sleeps in. They had this deal going on at this place near by so I went there for lunch. $3.50 was just enough. I had two slices of pizza; it tasted alright but it was kind of cold.
Thought processes that are focused on specifies rather than on generalities and immediate issues rather than eventual outcomes. Individuals who are experiencing conrete thinking are unable to comprehend abstract terminology
The parrot-like repetition, by an individual with loose ego boundaries, of the words spoken by another.
An individual with loose ego boundaries attempting to identify with another person by imitating movements that the other person makes.
Ego's ability to seperate the self from others and the environment. Ego's ability to maintain realistic self-identity and strong sense of self, personality. Ego's sense of psychological and physical being.
The outward emotional expression is incompatiable with the situation
Laughing after hearing of a death
Also called associative looseness or dissociated speech/thinking
Unrelated complete thoughts expressed in rapid succession
Ex: "I have to choose, my mother is dead, activities begin now"
New word, made up word
A term that implies extreme suspiciousness. In schizophrenia, it is characterized by persecutory delusions and hallucinations of a threatening nature
The voluntary assumption of inappropriate or bizzare postures
Excessive demonstration of or obsession with religious ideas and behavior; common in schizophrenia
Going off on "tangents" and never getting back to the point during conversation
Everyone knows their thoughts
"You know what I'm thinking, so I don't have to tell you."
Thoughts are being placed in the brain
"The doctor is putting thoughts in my brain."
Thoughts are being taken
"You are stealing ideas from my head."
A condition in which the individual with schizophrenia passively yields all moveable parts of the body to any efforts made at placing them in certain positions
Using a mixture of words that have no meaning together; sounding incoherent