Diagnostic criteria of Schizophrenia

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Delusions
+ Bizarre beliefs that seem real to the person with Schizophrenia but are not
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Experiences of control
+ The person may believe they are under the control of an alien force that has invaded their mind and/body
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Hallucinations
+ Bizarre, unreal perceptions of the environment that are usually auditory but may also be visual or tactile
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Disordered Thinking
+ The feeling that thoughts have been inserted or withdrawn from their mind and they may believe thoughts are being broadcast so others can see them
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Affective flattening
- A reduction in the range and intensity of emotional expression including: facial expression, voice tone, eye contact and body language
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Alogia
- Poverty of speech, characterised by lessening of speech fluency and productivity, thought to reflect slowing or blocked thoughts
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Avolition
- The reduction of, or inability to initiate and persist in goal-directed behaviour
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Positive symptoms (+)
Appear to reflect an excess or distortion of normal functions
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Negative symptoms (-)
Appear to reflect a diminution or loss of normal functions, which often persists during periods of low positive symptoms
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DSM-IV-TR
Criteria for a diagnosis of Schizophrenia
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+ The person may believe they are under the control of an alien force that has invaded their mind and/body

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+ Bizarre, unreal perceptions of the environment that are usually auditory but may also be visual or tactile

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+ The feeling that thoughts have been inserted or withdrawn from their mind and they may believe thoughts are being broadcast so others can see them

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- A reduction in the range and intensity of emotional expression including: facial expression, voice tone, eye contact and body language

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