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SchizophreniaPsychiatric Nursing: Contemporary Practice

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__________ are erroneous fixed, false beliefs that cannot be changed by a reasonable argument that are usually a misinterpreted experience.
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Delusions
__________ delusions are the belief that one has exceptional powers, wealth, skills, influences or destiny.
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Grandiose
__________ delusions are the belief that one is dead or a calamity is impending.
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Nihilistic
_________ delusions are the belief that one is being watched, ridiculed, harmed or plotted against.
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Persecutory
__________ delusions are the belief about abnormalities in body functions or structure.
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Somatic
What type of hallucinations are most common with schizophrenia?
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Auditory
__________ is a negative symptom of schizophrenia defined as a concurrent experience of equally strong opposing feelings so that it is impossible to make a decision.
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Ambivalence
_________ is a negative symptom of schizophrenia that is characterized by an inability to enjoy activities.
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Anhedonia
What happens to the ventricular system of the brain in patients with schizophrenia?
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It enlarges
What happens to the brain cortex in patients with schizophrenia?
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The sulci becomes more prominent
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What happens to the hippocampus and temporal lobe of the brain in patients with schizophrenia?
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They become smaller
What happens to the basal ganglia in patients with schizophrenia?
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It enlarges
How do neurocognitive dysfunctions typically manifest themselves in patients with schizophrenia?
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As disorganized behaviors
_________ is the repetition of another's words that is parrot-like and inappropriate.
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Echolalia
____________ is a speech pattern that is extremely detailed and a lengthy discourse about a topic.
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Circumstantiality
________ is defined as the absence of the normal connectedness of thoughts, ideas, and topics; sudden shifts without apparent relationships to the proceeding topics.
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Loose associations
_________ is when the topic of conversation is changed to an entirely different topic that is a logical progression but causes a permanent detour from the original focus.
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Tangentiality
__________ is the term for when the topic of conversation changes repeatedly and rapidly, generally after just one sentence or phrase.
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Flight of ideas
_________ is a string of words that aren't connected in any way.
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Word salad
__________ are words that are made up that have no common meaning and aren't recognized.
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Neologisms
____________ is the belief that neutral stimuli have special meaning to the individual, such as the television commentator speaking directly to the individual.
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Referential thinking
  
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