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Alogia

Inability to speak

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Ambivalence

Contradictory, mixed feelings

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Anhedonia

The inability to experience or even imagine any pleasant emotion

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Apathy

Indifference or disinterest in the environment. Bland or flat affect. Negative symptom

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Autistic Thinking

Self-absorbed thinking, includes auditory hallucinations

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Blocking

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?"

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Catatonia

A type of psychological disturbance that is typified by stupor or excitement. Stupor is characterized by extreme psychomotor retardation, mutism, negativism, and posturing

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Circumstantiality

Excessive details and circumstances provided during the conversation but eventually reaching the point.

Ex. 

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.

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Concrete Thinking

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

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Echolalia

The parrot-like repetition, by an individual with loose ego boundaries, of the words spoken by another.

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Echopraxia

An individual with loose ego boundaries attempting to identify with another person by imitating movements that the other person makes.

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Ego Boundaries

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. 

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Inappropriate Affect

The outward emotional expression is incompatiable with the situation 

Laughing after hearing of a death

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Loose associations

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"

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Neologism

New word, made up word

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Paranoia

A term that implies extreme suspiciousness. In schizophrenia, it is characterized by persecutory delusions and hallucinations of a threatening nature

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Posturing

The voluntary assumption of inappropriate or bizzare postures

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Religiosity

Excessive demonstration of or obsession with religious ideas and behavior; common in schizophrenia

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Tangential Thinking

Going off on "tangents" and never getting back to the point during conversation

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Thought broadcasting

Everyone knows their thoughts

"You know what I'm thinking, so I don't have to tell you."

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Thought Insertion

Thoughts are being placed in the brain

"The doctor is putting thoughts in my brain."

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Thought Withdrawl

Thoughts are being taken

"You are stealing ideas from my head."

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Waxy Flexibility

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

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Word Salad

Using a mixture of words that have no meaning together; sounding incoherent