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Schizophrenia

Characteristics of schizophrenia and nursing management for persons w/ schizo

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Definition of psychotic Consists of someone having delusions, hallucinations, or bizarre thoughts or behaviors.
Positive symptoms of schizophrenia Positive symptoms- exaggeration of normal. Normal social functioning. Respond better to Tx. Normal CT scan. Acute onset.
Delusions (+ symptom) False belief. Can not change by giving logic. Don't say "tell me more about your delusions".
Thought broadcasting (+ symptom) Thoughts can be heard by others. (wearing hood or foil on head).
Concrete thinking (+ symptom) Can not be abstract.
Loose associations (+ symptom) A thought disorder in which series of ideas are presented with loosely apparent or completely inapparent logical connections.
Neologism (+ symptom) Made up words.
Clang association (+ symptom) Rhyming ("be", buzzing)
Word salad (+ symptom) Words w/ no connection.
Hallucinations (+ symptom) Seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling, tasting things that are not real.
Illusion (+ symptom) Seeing a real object or person as something else.
Boundary impairment (+ symptom) Can't tell where they leave off & the other person or object starts. Depth perception impairment.
Depersonalization (+ symptom) Out of body experience. Often refer to self in 3rd person. An observer of a situation, but it's actually them.
Derealization (+ symptom) Real things in environment become unreal to them.
Waxy flexibility (+ symptom) Posturing.
Created by: fulk_90