Thursday, June 4, 2015

DSM5 Videos from Taylor Study Method

1. Prominent psychotic symptoms, with abnormalities in one or more of five domains: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking, grossly disorganized behavior, and negative symptoms
2. Positive symptoms: excess or distortion of normal functions, e.g., delusions and hallucinations
3. Negative symptoms: decrease or loss of normal functions, e.g., blunted affect, lack of fluidity of speech, avolition, alogia, anhedonia, asociality
4. Delusions: fixed beliefs unamenable to change: persecutory, referential, grandiose, erotomanic, nihilistic, somatic
5. Hallucinations: sensory modalities without external stimulus: auditory, tactile
6. Disorganized thinking: formal thought disorder inferred from speech
7. Grossly disorganized or abnormal motor behavior: range of manifestations: silliness to unpredictable agitation; catatonia
8. Mnemonic for symptoms: DELUSIONS HERALD SCHIZOPHRENIA BAD NEWS: The initials DHSBN stand for symptoms domains: Delusions, Hallucinations, Speech-disorganized, Behavior- disorganized, Negative symptoms

Negative or deficit symptoms of schizophrenia include all of the following, except:

A. auditory hallucinations.
B. impoverished thought or speech.
C. low motivation.
D. social isolation.

A is correct, as hallucinations are a positive or excess symptom; Answers B, C, and D are incorrect, as they all depict negative or deficit symptoms.

Anti-social Behavior, Hypomania, Narcisistic Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder

 Neurocognitive Disorders

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