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2. What does the term 'dementia praecox' created by Emile Kraeplin (1883) mean?

  • The first term for SZ, means irreversible mental deterioration, featuring disordered thinking and departures from reality
  • Means a schism (schizo) of the mind (phrenia), a split between the elements of thoughts and feelings
  • As SZ was thought to be synonymous with dementia, dementia praecox was classed as a 'more severe and hysterical' type of the disorder
  • The original term for SZ, originated from its ties to dementia

3. What did McGlashan (2006) say about the prevalence of SZ?

  • SZ is less severe than it used to be, inverse relationship between phenotypic severity and reproductive capacity.
  • SZ is more severe than it used to be, a positive linear relationship between phenotypic severity and reproductive capacity.
  • Rates of SZ have stayed consistently the same over the years
  • People with SZ are experiencing less severe/intense symptoms such as catatonia, the condition has changed over time.

4. How are virus/infections linked to rates of SZ?

  • Some may interfere with neural adhesiveness needed for smooth migration during 2nd trimester
  • Some may interfere with neural plasticity in second trimester leading to structural deficits
  • SZ is caught in the same way to the flu virus, SZ births increased follwing the flu epidemic

5. Which side of temporal horn were enlargements predominantly found?

  • Both
  • Left
  • Right
  • Neither dies, all of the horn was enlarged

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