SCHIZOPHRENIA. 2 nd most frequent diagnosis of patients 14-64 y/o at CRH in 2008. Target Audience. Nursing Staff to include nurses and technicians. In this module we will cover. What is schizophrenia Symptoms of schizophrenia Types of schizophrenia
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2nd most frequent diagnosis of patients 14-64 y/o
at CRH in 2008
Last update 6/25/09 ajj
Turning to others for help or support; sharing problems with others without implying that someone else is responsible.
Ex: An individual has a fight with spouse and turns to their best friend for emotional support.
Attributing exaggerated negative qualities to self or others.
Ex: A boy has been rejected by his long time girlfriend. He tells his friends that he realizes that she is stupid and ugly.
Transferring a feeling about, or a response to, one object onto another (usually less threatening) substitute object
Ex: A child is mad at her mother for leaving for the day, but says she is really mad at the sitter for serving her food she does not like.
Presenting the patient with a different reality of the situation.
Ex: My best friend never calls. She hates me. Nurse ‘I was in the room yesterday when she called.’
Expressing or voicing doubt when a patient relates a situation.
Ex: My best friend hates me. Nurse ‘From what you have told me, that does not should like her. When did she last call you?’
Schizophrenia Symptoms, by NARSAD, The Mental Health Research Association.
Schizophrenia Treatment, by John Grohol, PsychCentral, 08/07/08
Psychiatric Study Guide by Central Regional Hospital
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