Characteristics of Schizophrenia

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What is the prevalence of Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia affects around 1% of the popluation
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How does Schizophrenia affect the genders?
Schizophrenia is equally common in both males and females, though for males it is usually diagnosed in the mid-20s and in females it is diagnosed in the early 30s
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What did Bleuer's longitudinal study find on the prognosis of Schizophrenia?
Bleuer found that the symptoms of schizophrenia are most severe in early adulthood, during the first 5 years after onset
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What are the percentages of schizophrenia's prognosis?
20% fully recover, 40% recover from the positive symptoms and 40% experience chronic episodes for life
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What are three types of positive symptoms?
Hallucinations, Delusions and Disorganised speech
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What are hallucinations?
Hallucinations are false sensations that have no identifiable source.
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What are the most common types of hallucinations?
Auditory and Visual hallucinations
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What are delusions?
Delusions are false beliefs that are not based on fact
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What are three types of delusions?
Persecution, Grandeur and Control
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What is Disorganised Speech?
Disorganised speech is a reduction in communication which is the result of slowed down thoughts
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What are three types of negative symptoms?
Alogia, Flat effect and Avolition
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What is Alogia?
Alogia is the inability to speak due to disruption in the thought process
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What is Flat Effect?
Flat effect is the reduction in emotional expression causing facial expression and tone of voice to become monotonal
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What is Avolition?
Avolition or social withdrawal causes the sufferer to become disinterested in being with other people, spending most of the day alone
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What are two of the other symptoms of schizophrenia?
Inappropriate Affect and Catatonia
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What is Inappropriate Affect?
Inappropriate affect causes emotional expressions that are unsuitable to the situation
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What is Catatonia?
Catatonia is abnormal movement of the limbs, either a stupor or extreme flexibility of the limbs
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