Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders

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What are the symptoms of schizophrenia required for diagnosis?
Delusions, hallucinations, flat affect, disorganised speech, catatonic behaviour for at least 6 months or longer
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What is the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia?
Social/occupational dysfunction, and symptoms must a occur for a duration of 6 months (includes 1 month of symptoms that meet criteria A and may include residual symptoms
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What categories for classifying schizophernia?
Disorganised, Catatonic, Paranoid, Undifferentiated, Residual.
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What characteristics are linked to the disorganised subtype?
Disoraganised speech/behaviour, flat affect, social withdrawal, loss of interest in everyday life.
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What characteristics are linked to the cataonic subtype?
excessive motor activity i.e. grimacing or fixed, rigid posture for hours on end
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What are the characteristics of the paranoid subtype?
Preoccupied with one or more delusions or frequent auditory hallucinations. (NO: disorganised speech, catatonic behaviour, cognitive and emotional responses not affected.
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What are the characteristics linked to the undifferentiated subtype?
It includes other symptoms from the other subtypes but does not fit in one subtype conclusively.
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What are the charcateristic linked to the Residual subtype?
No delusions, hallucinations disorganised speech/behaviour but continued evidence of disturbance
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What are postive symptoms?
Realeted to gaining of symptoms i.e. hallucinations, delusions, thought and speech disturbances, diorganised or catonic behaviour.
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Define Delusions
A belief that does not match reality
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Define Hallucination
Perceptions that occur without stimuli from the external world. They are usually audiotory i.e. voices
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What are negative symptoms?
Symptoms include absence, loss or deficit of cognitive, emotional, social and general life functions
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What are the two types of schizophrenia?
Type 1:Episodic mainly positive symptoms i.e.hallucinations, they occur in episodes with periods of relative normality. Type 2: Chronic, mainly negative symptoms i.e. flatten effect, it normally has evidence of a steady decline over time
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