2nd most frequent diagnosis of patients 14-64 y/o
at CRH in 2008
Nursing Staff to include nurses and technicians
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
Under 14 y/o
Attention Deficit Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
65 and over
Persistent mental disorder due to conditions classified elsewhere
Other and alcohol dependence
Bipolar, Manic episode
CRH most frequent diagnosis in 2008
Other & unspecified alcohol dependence
Combo of drug dependence excluding opioid type drugs
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.
Currently there is no physical or lab test that can absolutely diagnose schizophrenia.
A psychiatrist usually comes to the diagnosis based on clinical symptoms.
This is a common problem since schizophrenia shares a significant number of symptoms with other disorders.
Per the Nat’l Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance there is an average of 10 years from onset to correct diagnosis & tx.
Disorders that may appear like Schizophrenia
Profound disruption in cognition and emotion, affecting the most fundamental human attributes: