Schizophrenia symptoms

Positive symptoms

THREAD

  • Thinking disturbed, neologisms
  • Hallucinations, typically auditory
  • Reduced contact with reality
  • Emotional control affected – incongruous affect
  • Arousal may lead to worsening of symptoms

Negative symptoms

LESS

  • Loss of volition, under-activity, social withdrawal
  • Emotionally flat
  • Speech reduced, monosyllabic
  • Slowness in movement and thought, psychomotor retardation

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