Schizophrenia

Risk Factors

  • Age onset teens to 30s, fam hx

Symptoms

  • Symptoms are positive, negative & cognitive
  • Positive sx: losing touch w/reality→ delusions, hallucinations, disordered or dysfunctional thinking, agitation
  • Negative sx: lack of interest in anything, inability to follow thru w/plan, flat affect, speaking little, social withdrawal
  • Cognitive sx: impaired ability to understand & use info, impaired ability to make immediate use of learned info, impaired ability to focus/concentrate
  • Sx are persistent