Schizophrenia: Assessment

by Helen Farrell, MD

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    The lecture Schizophrenia: Assessment by Helen Farrell, MD is from the course Major Psychiatric Disorders. It contains the following chapters:

    • Three Phases of Schizophrenia
    • Different Symptoms of Psychosis
    • Five As of Schizophrenia
    • Schizaphrenia Assessment

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    1. Residual phase.
    2. Prodromal phase.
    3. Convalescence phase.
    4. Psychotic phase.
    5. Incubation phase.
    1. Female gender.
    2. Age under 30.
    3. Comorbid substance abuse.
    4. Living alone.
    5. Recent hospital discharge.
    1. Approximately 30% of the patients commit suicide.
    2. There are 3 phases of Schizophrenia.
    3. Head CT scan can show ventricular enlargement and cortical atrophy.
    4. Eugen Bleuler coined the term schizophrenia.
    5. Negative symptoms are considered as the core and are difficult to treat.
    1. If the patient has a history of pervasive developmental disorder, the additional diagnosis of schizophrenia is made only if prominent delusions or hallucinations are present for less than a month without treatment.
    2. Schizoaffective disorder and mood disorder must be ruled out.
    3. The patient needs to have 2 or more of the following for a significant amount of time-delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized behavior, negative symptoms.
    4. Affects domains of life including social and occupational for at least 6 months.
    5. Not due to substance abuse.

    Author of lecture Schizophrenia: Assessment

     Helen Farrell, MD

    Helen Farrell, MD

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