Clinical Characteristics of Schizophrenia

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  • Created on: 20-04-15 13:45
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  • Clinical Characteristic
    • DSM-5
      • Presence of at least 2 symptoms
        • Over a significant amount of time (1 month)
      • Over disorders with psychotic features must be ruled out
        • Schizo-affective disorder
        • Bipolar disorder
        • Depression
      • Onset
        • Clinical Characteristic
          • DSM-5
            • Presence of at least 2 symptoms
              • Over a significant amount of time (1 month)
            • Over disorders with psychotic features must be ruled out
              • Schizo-affective disorder
              • Bipolar disorder
              • Depression
            • Onset
              • Typically late teens-early 20s in males
              • Late 20s in females
              • Symptoms usually occur after prodromal period of weeks or months
                • Active phase can last 1-6 months but potentially lasts up to a year
          • Positive Symptoms
            • Mis-interpretation of perception or experience
            • Hallucinations
              • Any modality- auditory most common
            • Delusions
            • Disorganized Speech
              • Topic Shifts
              • Jumbled words
              • Sound repetition
              • Neoglisms
            • Grossly disorganized or catatonic behaviour
              • Disruption to daily activity
              • Lengthy, strange or motionless standing postures
              • Resist efforts to shift position
            • Lack of emtion
              • No response to stimuli
              • Immobile face
              • Lifeless eyes
        • Typically late teens-early 20s in males
        • Late 20s in females
        • Symptoms usually occur after prodromal period of weeks or months
          • Active phase can last 1-6 months but potentially lasts up to a year
    • Positive Symptoms
      • Mis-interpretation of perception or experience
      • Hallucinations
        • Any modality- auditory most common
      • Delusions
      • Disorganized Speech
        • Topic Shifts
        • Jumbled words
        • Sound repetition
        • Neoglisms
      • Grossly disorganized or catatonic behaviour
        • Disruption to daily activity
        • Lengthy, strange or motionless standing postures
        • Resist efforts to shift position
      • Lack of emtion
        • No response to stimuli
        • Immobile face
        • Lifeless eyes

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