Schizotypy, Creativity, and Mating Success in Humans
... and participants indicated their degree of creative
activity in poetry or visual art
Participants rated selves as not producing poetry or
art (241), hobby producer (57), serious producer (60),
professional producer (67) in either domain
A final section of the questionnaire contained wideranging ...
Module 50 & 51
... Causes of Schizophrenia
- triggered by environmental factors (illness,
-Dopamine Over activity
- Maternal Virus During Midpregnancy
Amphetamine Psychosis - drugs that increase
dopamine (amphetamines, cocaine, angel dust)
increase symptoms in schizophrenics and
produce symptoms in ...
PSYCHOSIS IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
... Acknowledge and respect patient’s point
Appropriate body language if paranoid
Gather information slowly initially
Confidentiality (and its limitations)
Session 2 Psychotic disorders
... Alcoholic hallucinosis / Alcohol induced psychosis
Psychosis induced by amphetamines or other substances
Acute psychotic disorder
Bipolar disorder, mania
Depression with psychotic features
Schizophrenia—literally means “split mind,” but it`s not the same
... they often have a history of truancy from school and of being expelled for destructive
behavior. They can be charming and persuasive and have a very good insight into the
needs and weaknesses of other people.
Twin studies show a genetic predisposition. Also, studies suggest that people with
Introducing Schizophrenia - Intranet for MMHSCT SHOs
... form the mainsprings of volition. In connection
with this , mental activity and instinct for
occupation become mute. The result of this part
of the process is emotional dullness, failure of
mental activities, loss of mastery of volition, of
endeavour and of ability for independent action.
The essenc ...
Schizotypy and mental health amongst poets
... bipolar patients, their non-ill relatives are even more creative (Richards et al., 1988), and
creativity is often found in relatives of psychiatric patients, relatives who may have a lower
load of the shared trait (Heston, 1966; Karlson, 1970). Many cases of illness can be found
amongst artistic cre ...
Schizophrenia - DSM-5
... other symptoms that cause social or occupational dysfunction. For a diagnosis, symptoms must have
been present for six months and include at least one month of active symptoms.
DSM-5 raises the symptom threshold, requiring that an individual exhibit at least two of the specified
symptoms. (In the ma ...
This article appeared in a journal published by Elsevier. The
... also resemble primary/‘‘core” negative symptoms in that they reﬂect apathy, particularly in social situations. Social anhedonia – deﬁned as a diminished capacity to experience pleasant emotions in
social interactions, has long been thought central to negative
schizotypy (Meehl, 1962 but see Meehl, 1 ...
Mental Illness Quiz
... C fluctuating levels of consciousness
D does not improve with treatment
... – Schizophrenia. “split mind”
– “Breaking of associative threads”
– Recognized inability to keep constant
stream of thought
... – Poor personal hygiene
– Inability to function in everyday situations
• Involves periods of
depression and manic
• Manic episodes involve
feelings of high energy
(but they tend to differ
a lot…some get confident
and some get irritable).
• Engage in risky behavior
during the manic episode.
Psyche means mind/soul, "osis“ means abnormal condition or
... It is a mental condition where a person’s contact with reality is distorted or lost
So a person with psychosis will have 1. Altered thinking and 2.Altered emotions
This can lead to Impaired functioning.
Psychosis affects both men and women of all age groups.
Symptoms of psychosis:
The symptoms of ps ...
Diapositiva 1 - Intranet for MMHSCT SHOs
... mother went into his bedroom to tidy up one day, she found that he had
draped a cloth over the mirror. He explained this by saying that he avoided
looking at his face because he had a strange look in his eyes, as though he had
become hypnotised. His parents tried to persuade him to visit their GP, b ...
psychology - TeacherWeb
... • Confused and extreme emotional responses
• Distorted perceptions of reality
• Periods of psychotic behavior can alternate with periods of calm and
coherence (comes in cycles)
• Dopamine – brain chemical that causes speech and thoughts; if too
much it can lead to schizophrenia
2. Personality Disorders
... thoughts is to say Mother Goose nursery rhymes over and over to herself.
Laura takes over 40 different vitamins and herbal remedies each day to keep
herself in top physical health. Recently she had some severe dizziness, but
her family doctor assured her that is was just a minor ear infection that
Epidemiology of Psychoses
... Some of this may be due to later onset
or milder forms of the illness in women
compared to men
... • A young boy worries incessantly that something terrible might happen to
his mother. On his way up to bed each night, he climbs the stairs
according to a fixed sequence of three steps up, followed by two steps
down in order to ward off danger.
• A 40 year old woman frequently has felt “down in the ...
2. Personality Disorders
... Ellen is has been feeling both depressed and anxious. She would like to be in a
relationship but feels that it is out of her reach. She becomes unbearably
anxious in new social situations and does not see how she will ever be able to
approach or speak coherently to someone of the opposite sex.
Roy a ...
... 10. Which axis in the DSM-IV is used to classify developmental disorders, such as
autism and speech problems?
11. What does Axis IV measure?
12. What major areas are included in a description of adaptive functioning?
of l ...
Early Onset Psychosis
... 40% of Individuals reported initial insight came from themselves, and
18% reported family and friends identified symptoms first.
50% Family/friends reported initial insight came from family and only
13% said the individual recognized their symptoms first.
NAMI suggests, this disparity may illust ...
In psychology, schizotypy is a theory stating that there is a continuum of personality characteristics and experiences ranging from normal dissociative, imaginative states to more extreme states related to psychosis and in particular, schizophrenia. This is in contrast to a categorical view of psychosis, where psychosis is considered to be a particular (usually pathological) state, that someone either has, or has not.