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SCHIZOPHRENIA

SCHIZOPHRENIA

2nd most frequent diagnosis of patients 14-64 y/o

at CRH in 2008

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Target Audience

Target Audience

Nursing Staff to include nurses and technicians

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Last update 6/25/09 ajj

Last update 6/25/09 ajj

In this module we will cover

What is schizophrenia

Symptoms of schizophrenia

Types of schizophrenia

Some of the more common treatments for schizophrenia

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CRH most frequent diagnosis in 2008

CRH most frequent diagnosis in 2008

Under 14 y/o

Attention Deficit Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

PTSD

Bipolar

Adjustment disorder

65 and over

Persistent mental disorder due to conditions classified elsewhere

Alzheimer

Schizoaffective disorder

Other and alcohol dependence

Bipolar, Manic episode

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CRH most frequent diagnosis in 2008

CRH most frequent diagnosis in 2008

14-64 y/o

Other & unspecified alcohol dependence

Schizoaffective disorder

Cocaine dependence

Depressive disorder

Combo of drug dependence excluding opioid type drugs

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What is schizophrenia?

What is schizophrenia?

A chronic severe brain disorder; often they hear voices, believe media are broadcasting their thoughts to the world or may believe someone is trying to harm them.

In men it usually develops in teen years and early 20s; in women it usually develops in 20s and 30s.

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Diagnosis

Diagnosis

Currently there is no physical or lab test that can absolutely diagnose schizophrenia.

A psychiatrist usually comes to the diagnosis based on clinical symptoms.

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Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis

This is a common problem since schizophrenia shares a significant number of symptoms with other disorders.

Per the Natl Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance there is an average of 10 years from onset to correct diagnosis & tx.

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Disorders that may appear like Schizophrenia

Disorders that may appear like Schizophrenia

Schizoid personality

Schizophreniform disorder

Schizotypal personality

Bipolar Disorder

Aspergers syndrome

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Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Profound disruption in cognition and emotion, affecting the most fundamental human attributes:

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