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Flashcards in Schizophrenia Deck (21):
1

when does schizophrenia begin to manifest?

adolescence and gets progressively worse

2

what does the word schizophrenia mean?

split mind, implies a split in thought, emotion, behavior

3

what are the four A's of schizophrenia?

1. Associations (loose)
2. affective disturbances
3. Autism
4. Ambivalence

4

what is the race/gender distribution of schizophrenia?

same among all

5

when do women tend to present with schizophrenia?

25-35 yo (tend to have better outcome)

6

when do men tend to present with schizophrenia?

teens to age 25

7

what causes death in most schizophrenic pts?

accidents and natural causes

8

what neurotransmitter is thought to be in oversupply in schizophrenic pts?

dopamine
(also have structural brain changes)

9

what is disorganized type?

incoherent speech, hallucinations, delusions and bizarre behavior

10

what is catatonic type?

remaining motionless or extreme excitement

11

what is paranoid type?

combination of delusions and hallucinations

12

what is undifferentiated type?

displays sxs that to do not clearly fit in one of the other categories

13

what is residual type?

ppl who had an episode of schizophrenia in the past but are currently free of sxs

14

what virus can increase risk of schizophrenia for baby in utero?

flu
pregnancy complications
maternal starvation

15

what is a 50% comorbid problem with schizophrenics?

substance abuse

16

what is the approach to schizophrenia?

base prognosis off hx, sxs, pt support system, family hx

17

what is most common type of hallucination?

auditory
visual is next MC

18

what is the mainstay of txment for schizophrenia?

antipsychotics (thorazine)

19

what is a SE of thorazine with long term use?

tardive dyskinesia

20

what is the approach to txment for schizophrenia?

treat acute phase then treat the maintenance phase

21

which type is the most common type of schizophrenia?

paranoid