Yr13 Schizophrenia Key Terms

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

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