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Schizophrenia – Definition and Major Sign Symptoms


“Schizophrenia is a psychosis (major psychotic disorder) characterized by delusion, hallucination and lack of insight.”


Clinical Features of Schizophrenia:

First Rank Symptoms Of Acute Schizophrenia:

A = Auditory Hallucination – second or third person

B = Broadcasting, insertion or withdrawl of thoughts

C = Controlled Feelings, impulse or Acts

D = Delusional Perception

Symptoms Of Acute Schizophrenia (Negative Symptoms): mnemonic ( FAPPS)

1. Flattened (blunted) affect

2. Apathy or Loss of Drive

3. Social Isolation

4. Poverty of Speech

5. Poor Self Care

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