Clinical characteristics of Sz (Positive symptoms)

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Clinical characteristics of schizophrenia

Positive - Schneider

- Add something extra onto normal functioning

- Hallucinations (Percieving a stimulus that is not there)

- - Auditory

- - - Telling you to hurt yourself / others

- - - Giving instructions

- - - Running commentary of what is happening

- - - Can get really frightening

- - Visual

- - - Gory / grotesque images

- - - Can be violent and graphic

- - Sensory

- - - Imagining insects crawling all over yourself

- - - Feeling being burnt or frozen

- Delusions (False belief that persists in the face of

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