Mental Health Book


Psychosis Symptoms

Aka: Psychosis Symptoms, Negative Symptoms in Psychosis, Positive Symptoms in Psychosis
  1. See Also
    1. Psychosis
    2. Psychosis Exam
    3. Psychosis Types
    4. Psychosis Differential Diagnosis
    5. Drug Induced Psychosis
    6. Psychosis Diagnostic Testing
    7. Schizophrenia
    8. Schizophrenia Diagnosis
    9. Delirium
  2. Symptoms: Positive
    1. Hallucinations
      1. Visual Hallucinations (Rule-out Organic cause)
      2. Auditory Hallucinations
    2. Delusions
    3. Disorganized Speech or Word Salad (Schizophasia)
    4. Disorganized or Catatonic behavior
      1. Interferes with Activities of Daily Living
      2. Outbursts of Unpredictable behavior or Agitation
      3. Episodic child-like silliness
  3. Symptoms: Negative
    1. Emotional withdrawal
    2. Poor rapport
    3. Alogia
    4. Anergia
    5. Social withdrawal
    6. Blunt affect
    7. Lack of spontaneity and flow of conversation
    8. Stereotyped thinking
    9. Attentional Impairment
    10. Poor abstraction
    11. Avolition or apathy
    12. Anhedonia
  4. References
    1. (2000) DSM IV, APA, p. 297-343
    2. Freedman (2003) N Engl J Med 349:1738-49 [PubMed]
    3. Schultz (2007) Am Fam Physician 75:1821-9 [PubMed]

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