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Schizophrenia and Related Disorders

1.0 Characteristics of Schizophrenia

1.1 Identify the phases of schizophrenia.

1.2 Describe the symptoms of schizophrenia including disturbance of thought content, perception, thinking, language, communication, speech, behavior, negative symptoms, and social and occupational dysfunction.

1.3 Enumerate the types of schizophrenia, including catatonic, disorganized, paranoid, undifferentiated, and residual.

1.4 Contrast the proposed dimensions of schizophrenia.

1.5 Describe the course of schizophrenia.

1.6 Describe the gender, age, and cultural features of schizophrenia.

2.0 Other Psychotic Disorders

2.1 Identity the characteristics of a brief psychotic disorder.

2.2 Compare and contrast schizophreniform disorder and schizoaffective disorder.

2.3 Describe delusional disorders

2.4 Explain shared psychotic disorder.

3.0 Theories and Treatments of Schizophrenia

3.1 Explain the biological perspectives on schizophrenia, including research and treatments that focus on brain structure and function, genetics, biological stressors, and vulnerability.

3.2 Identify the psychological perspectives of schizophrenia.

3.3 Describe the sociocultural perspective of schizophrenia.

3.4 Compare and contrast biological, psychological, and sociocultural treatment interventions for schizophrenia.

4.0 Schizophrenia: The Biopsychosocial Perspective

5.0 Chapter Boxes

5.1 Discuss the case of John Forbes Nash.

5.2 Evaluate the research about whether delusions can be modified through treatment.

5.3 Explain the nature of the relationship between schizophrenia and social class.

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