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Schizophrenia and Other Psychosis

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Following are positive features of Schizophrenia except: (LQ)



A Thought disorder
B Anhedonia

C Visual hallucination
D Delusion of reference

Ans. D Delusion of reference

Table: Symptom Clusters In Schizophrenia

Positive Symptoms Negative symptoms Disorganized symptoms

Delusions Affective Flattening inappropriate Affect

Hallucinations Alogia (Poverty of speech) Disorganized behavior

Anhedonia Asociality Thought Disorder

Avolition-Apathy Loosening of Associations

Attentional impairment

Schizophrenia is characterized by loss of insight into illness without disturbance of consciousness, memory and intelligence

Clinical. Feature of Schizophrenia:

A. Disorder of affect

a. Emotional blunting

b. Apathy

c. Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure).

B. Disorder of motor behaviour

C. Disorder of perception

a. Hallucination (mainly auditory and some time visual hallucination is there)

b. Third person hallucination.

D. Primary delusion are characteristic of schizophrenia.

E. Secondary delusions are diagnostic of schizophrenia but not first rank symptoms of schizophrenia.

F. Examples of secondary delusion are: delusion of persecution, delusion of reference, delusion of grandeur.

G. Ambivalence - severe inability to decide for or against.

a. Autistic thinking. b. Thought block. c. Neologism.

d. Incoherence. e. Echolalia.

H. Hebephrenic schizophrenia has worst prognosis.

I. Catatonic feature is good prognostic factor in schizophrenia.

J. Acute intoxication of amphetamine mimics paranoid schizophrenia.

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