Yr13 Schizophrenia Key Terms

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DescriptionKey Term
fluid filled sacs in the brain: when enlarged are believed to link to Schizophrenia
Argues that Schizophrenia is an inability to differentiate between new sensory information and previously held memories
Therapy where patients are taught skills and coping strategies in order to help them cope in the real world
A collection of symptoms which in turn form the basis of a specific disorder
Model that states Schizophrenia has a biological basis, but develops based on life events
Class of Dopamine blocking drugs that work by binding receptors
Neurotransmitter that has been linked to Schizophrenia when present in high doses
The study of the cause of illnesses/disorders
Where the patient believes they are receiving treament and improve as a result
period of time before Schizophrenia hits, usually defined by low moods, problems in relationships and at work, etc
Symptom of Schizophrenia wherein the patient experiences rigidity or laxness of limbs and muscles
Term for a disorder that comes and goes over time
Method of diagnosing and studying potential patients where neither the patient nor researcher is aware of the aim
States that Schizophrenia is an inability to distinguish between the real and the imagined
DescriptionKey Term
According to Crow, schizophrenia with a pre and post natal basis
According to Crow, schizophrenia that has a genetic basis
Psychological therapy where the relative of the patient are taught how to cope with the patient to prevent a relapse
Teaching the patient social coping skills whilst still institutionalised
level of genetic similarity of a disorder
Breaks in speech or creation of random, nonsense words
Classification system devised by the American Psychiatric Association
Term for how much the family display feelings towards a patient when home: In short, EE
Range of treatments involving the relatives of the patient
Classification system of mental disorders devised by the World Health Organisation
Therapy where triggers for schizophrenic episodes are identified, then new coping strategies taught
New breed of antipsychotics, replacing Chlorpromazine
Causes schizophrenic episodes by increasing production of Dopamine

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