Schizophrenia

What is the definition for schizophrenia?
A severe mental illness where contact with reality and insight are impaired. An example of psychosis.
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Name two examples of positive symptoms.
Hallucinations and Delusions
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Name two examples of negative symptoms.
Avolition and Speech Poverty.
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What's the definition of positive symptoms?
Atypical symptoms experienced in addition to normal experiences.
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Whats the definition of negative symptoms?
Atypical experiences that represent the loss of a usual experience.
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How long must the symptoms be present for, using ICD-10?
They have to be present for most of the time, during a period of ONE month or more.
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How long must the symptoms be present for, using DSM-5?
A person must have at least TWO of the following symptoms most of the time, during a ONE month period, with some level of disturbance being present for over SIX MONTHS.
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What does co-morbidity mean?
The occurrence of two illnesses or conditions together, for example a person has both schizophrenia and a personality disorder.
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What does symptom overlap mean?
When two or more conditions share the same symptoms, calls the question of validity of classifying the two disorders separately.
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What does family dysfunction mean?
Abnormal processes within a family such as poor family communication, cold parenting and high levels of EE - may be a risk factor for both the development and maintenance of schizophrenia.
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What does cognitive explanations mean?
Explanations that focus on mental processes such as thinking, language and attention.
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What does dysfunctional thought processing mean?
A general term meaning information processing that is not functioning normally and produces undesirable consequences.
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Who conducted the study about the Schizophrenogenic Mother?
Reichmann
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What characteristic does a schizophrenogenic mother have?
Cold, rejecting, controlling.
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What does the schizophrenogenic mother lead to?
Paranoid delusions and ultimately schizophrenia.
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Who created the double-bind theory?
Bateson
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What is the double-bind theory?
Fear of doing the wrong thing, leads to the punishment of withdrawal of love.
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What does the double-bind theory leave you feeling like?
Leaves them with the view of the world that is confusing and dangerous.
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What does EE stand for?
Expressed Emotion
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What is EE?
EE is the level of emotion, in particular negative emotion, expressed towards a patient by the carers.
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