Clinical characteristics of Schizophrenia

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Postive symptoms
Symptoms that reflect a distortion/excess of normal functioning
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Negative symptoms
reflect a diminution/loss of normal functioning
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Hallucinations
bizarre/unreal perceptions of the environment, usually auditory but can be visual, olfactory or tacticle
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Delusions
bizarre beliefs that seem real to the individual, can be paranoid in nature, can also be grandiose beliefs about individuals power/importance
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Experiences of Control
Individual feels like they are under the control of an alien force; controlling their mind/body
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Disordered thinking
Feeling that thoughts are being withdrawn/inserted, or broadcast so others can hear them
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Thought disorder
tangential incoherent speech linked to word salad and knights move thinking
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Affective flattening
Decrease in range/intensity of emotional expression. (tone of voice, body language, facial expressions etc)
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Alogia
Poverty of speech - lessening of speech fluency/productivity, reflecting disordered/blocked thoughts
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Avolition
Reduction of/inability to engage/persist in goal-directed behaviour.
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reflect a diminution/loss of normal functioning

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Negative symptoms

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bizarre/unreal perceptions of the environment, usually auditory but can be visual, olfactory or tacticle

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bizarre beliefs that seem real to the individual, can be paranoid in nature, can also be grandiose beliefs about individuals power/importance

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Individual feels like they are under the control of an alien force; controlling their mind/body

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