OUTLINE FOR LECTURE NOTES IN PSYC 405

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Chapter 12

Chapter I2: Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder and Other Psychotic Disorders

....A. Intro: Psychosis: Simulated example

....B. Non-schizophrenic psychotic Disorders

.........1. Schizophreniform (psychotic symptoms >1 month but < 6 months)

.........2. Schizoaffective

.........3. Delusional Disorder

.........4. Brief Psychotic Disorder (psychotic symptoms <1-month)

.........5. Attenuated psychosis syndrome (pre-psychotic symptoms)

...C. Schizophrenia

........1. Symptoms:

............a. Positive symptoms (above)

...............1. Primary:

..................a. Two of more of the following: 1 month of delusions, hallucinations, disordered speech, disorganized/catatonic behavior, negative sypmptoms.

..................b. At least 1 must be delusions, hallucinations, speech

...............2. Secondary: Continuous signs > 6 month

............b. Negative symptoms: Avolition, Alogia, Anhedonia, Affective flattenting

.......2. Characteristics

............a. Stats

............b. Cultural factors

.......3. Causes

............a. Biological Influences (Diathesis)

...............1. Genetics

...............2. Neurobiology

...................a. Neurotransmitters (Dopamine hypothesis)

...................b. Brain Structures

............b. Psychosocial (Stress)

...............1. Stress

...............2. Labels, roles, reinforcement

....D. Treatment

........1. Biological Interventions

.............a. Medications

.............b. Treatment resistant (meds aren't working properly)

.............c. Noncompliance (not taking meds - several reasons possible)

........2. Psychosocial Interventions

.............a. Standard techniques

.............b. Best Practice: Rehab Model: Medication magician, social skills training, case management

.............c. Resources Also see the NAMI.org site posted on outline for Chapter 1.

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