A2 Clinical Psych

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What is a positive symptom?
Behaviours present in sufferers but not in the general population
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What is a negative symptom?
Behaviours which can be present in the general population and in the schizophrenic, e.g. social withdrawal
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What is Schizophrenia?
A psychotic disorder which affects the way the sufferer thinks, speaks & feels, to such a degree that they lose touch with reality
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Give 3 examples of positive symptoms?
E.g. Hallucinations, Delusions & Thought Disorders
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Negative symptoms often start before positive symptoms - what is this called?
The prodromal period
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Give 3 examples of negative symptoms.
E.g. Lack of energy, Apathy, Social withdrawal, Flatness of emotions, etc
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Behaviours which can be present in the general population and in the schizophrenic, e.g. social withdrawal

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