Positive and negative symptoms of Schizophrenia

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Delusion
bizarre beliefs that seem real to the person with schizophrenia, but are not real. Sometimes delusions can be paranoid in nature. May involve inflated beliefs about person's power and importance
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Experience 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, olfactory (smelling things) or tactile (felling bugs etc. on skin)
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Disordered thinking
The feeling that thoughts have been inserted or withdrawn from the mind. In some cases the person may belief that others can hear what they are thinking.
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Affective flattening
reduction in the range and intensity of emotional expression (facial expression, body language, tone of voice etc.)
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Alogia
poverty of speech
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Avolition
Reduction of or inability to initiate and persist in goal-directed behaviour.
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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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Experience of control

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Bizarre, unreal perceptions of the environment that are usually auditory but may also be visual, olfactory (smelling things) or tactile (felling bugs etc. on skin)

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The feeling that thoughts have been inserted or withdrawn from the mind. In some cases the person may belief that others can hear what they are thinking.

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reduction in the range and intensity of emotional expression (facial expression, body language, tone of voice etc.)

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