Flashcards in Chapter 17 - Unit 2 Deck (25)
Psychosis is not a diagnosis but a symptom. T/F?
Schizophrenia - not on a spectrum. T/F?
FALSE - it is on a spectrum.
Depressive symptoms can occur frequently in schizophrenia. T/F?
Prodromal phase - what happens here?
This is when there are some symptoms, including social withdrawal and depression. There's some thinking problems, too.
Acute Phase - what happens here?
This is the full blown positive-symptom filled part.
Stabilization Phase - what happens here?
Maintenance Phase - what happens here?
Delusions - def
false/fixed beliefs that cannot be corrected by reasoning.
Thought broadcasting - def
belief that one's thoughts can be heard by others.
Thought insertion - def
belief that thoughts of others are being inserted into one's mind.
Thought withdrawal - def
belief that thoughts have been removed from one's mind by an outside agency.
Concrete thinking - def
You think super literally.
What happens in associative looseness?
Thinking becomes haphazard, illogical and confused.
Neologisms - def
words that have special meaning for the person
Echolalia - def
repeating of another person's words by imitation.
Exchopraxia - def
Mimicking of the movements of another person.
Clang association - def
meaningless rhyming of words, often in a forceful manner.
Word salad - def
jumble of words that is meaningless.
Hallucinations - def
sensory perceptions for which no extern stimulus exists.
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.
Catatonia - def
Extreme abnormal motor behavior, typically nothing!
During the acute phase, what is one of the biggest goals?
What are goals for the patient during the maintenance phase?
It focuses on stabilizations and medication regimens.
How should nurses approach a patient with hallucinations?
They should be calm, non-judgmental, etc.