Clinical characteristics of Sz

Clinical characteristics (symptoms) of Schizophrenia (Sz).

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  • Clinical characteristics of Sz
    • Positive symptoms - Schneider
      • Unusual experiences that are an excess of normal functioning
        • Hallucinations
          • Auditory
            • Dismembered voice
            • Commentary of what's happening
            • Derogatory and insulting
            • Give instructions
          • Visual
            • Violent and graphic
          • Tactile or sensory
            • Skin burning or freezing
            • Insects crawling on them
        • Delusions
          • Grandeur
            • Very important
              • President of US of A
              • The 2nd coming of Christ
          • Persecution
            • People are after them
          • Reference
            • Significant
              • News sending messages for them
          • Nihilism
            • Nothing is real
              • World is a dream
              • Actually dead or a ghost
        • Thought disturbances
          • Thought insertions
          • Thought withdrawals
          • Thought broadcasting
    • Negative symptoms - Slater and Roth
      • Experiences that take away from normal functioning
        • Disturbances of affect
          • Blunted
          • Inappropriate
          • Flattened
        • Psychomotor disturbances
          • Catatonic stupor
            • Sit/lie down and not move
              • Can be for days..
          • Agitated catatonia
            • Cannot stop moving
              • Pacing or touching
        • Thought process disorders
          • Cannot follow train of thought - sensory overload and lack of focus
            • Speech impoverishment
            • "Word salad"
        • Lack of volition
          • No free-will or purpose
            • Asociality
              • Anti-social
            • Anhedonia
              • No interest in anything

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