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1

Psychosis is not a diagnosis but a symptom. T/F?

True!

2

Schizophrenia - not on a spectrum. T/F?

FALSE - it is on a spectrum.

3

Depressive symptoms can occur frequently in schizophrenia. T/F?

True!

4

Prodromal phase - what happens here?

This is when there are some symptoms, including social withdrawal and depression. There's some thinking problems, too.

5

Acute Phase - what happens here?

This is the full blown positive-symptom filled part.

6

Stabilization Phase - what happens here?

Symptoms decrease.

7

Maintenance Phase - what happens here?

Remission.

8

Delusions - def

false/fixed beliefs that cannot be corrected by reasoning.

9

Thought broadcasting - def

belief that one's thoughts can be heard by others.

10

Thought insertion - def

belief that thoughts of others are being inserted into one's mind.

11

Thought withdrawal - def

belief that thoughts have been removed from one's mind by an outside agency.

12

Concrete thinking - def

You think super literally.

13

What happens in associative looseness?

Thinking becomes haphazard, illogical and confused.

14

Neologisms - def

words that have special meaning for the person

15

Echolalia - def

repeating of another person's words by imitation.

16

Exchopraxia - def

Mimicking of the movements of another person.

17

Clang association - def

meaningless rhyming of words, often in a forceful manner.

18

Word salad - def

jumble of words that is meaningless.

19

Hallucinations - def

sensory perceptions for which no extern stimulus exists.

20

Stereotyped behavior - def

motor patterns that originally had meaning to the person, but are now just mechanical and lack a purpose - like cleaning the floor.

21

Catatonia - def

Extreme abnormal motor behavior, typically nothing!

22

During the acute phase, what is one of the biggest goals?

SAFETY!

23

What are goals for the patient during the maintenance phase?

It focuses on stabilizations and medication regimens.

24

How should nurses approach a patient with hallucinations?

They should be calm, non-judgmental, etc.

25

Second Generation Antipsychotics - generally safer, but can cause metabolic problems. T/F?

True!