Flashcards in Schizophrenia Deck (26):
marked by a period of normal functioning, although events can occur that contribute to the development of the subsequent illness
the premorbid phase (phase 1)
certain signs and symptoms that precede the characteristic manifestations of the acute, fully developed illness.
The prodromal phase (phase 2)
psychotic symptoms are prominent. ex. delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, catatonic behavior or negative symptoms(affective flattening, a logia, or avolition
Schizophrenia (phase 3)
schizophrenia has been associated in larger numbers with individuals from this class.
lower socioeconomic classes
this type of schizophrenia the onset occurs before 25 and the course is commonly chronic. Behavior is markedly regressive and primitive.
characterized by marked abnormalities in motor behavior and may be manifested in the form of stupor or excitement.
the presence of delusions of persecution or grandeur and auditory hallucinations related to a single theme.
This disorder is manifested by schizophrenic behaviors, with a strong element of symptomatology assoc. with the mood disorders depression or mania.
The individual believes that someone, usually a higher status is in love with him or her.
individuals with irrational ideas regarding their own worth, talent, knowledge, or power. They may believe they have a special relationship with a famous person.
thinking is characterized by speech in which ideas shift from one unrelated subject to another.
this is when the person invents new words.
literal interpretation of the environment. May have trouble understanding terms like "it's raining cats and dogs".
choice of words governed by sounds. its very cold. i am cold and bold. the gold has been sold.
the individual delays in reaching the point of a communication because of unnecessary and tedious details. The point or goal is usually met but only with numerous interruptions by the interviewer to keep the person on track of the topic being discussed.
is an individual's inability or refusal to speak.
when the individual persistently repeats the same word or idea in response to different questions.
false perceptions of sound. Most commonly voices, clicks,rushing noises, or music.
This is the most common symptoms in psychiatric disorders.
when the client repeats words that he or she hears. i.e "John it's time for lunch" they will say "it's time for lunch, it's time for lunch" "lunch, lunch, lunch"
the client purposelessly imitates movements made by others.
impairment of ability to initiate goal-directed activity. This may take the form of inadequate interest, motivation, or ability to choose a logical course of action in a given situation.
describes the condition created by the person with schizophrenia who focuses inward on a fantasy world, while distorting or excluding the external environment.
deficiency of energy. Lack energy to carry out ADL's
describes a condition in which the client with schizophrenia places body parts in bizarre or uncomfortable positions.
inability to experience pleasure