What is the most common negative symptom of schizophrenia?

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What is the most common negative symptom of schizophrenia?

The National Institute of Mental Health Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia consensus panel has recently defined five negative symptoms:[9] blunted affect (diminished facial and emotional expression), alogia (decrease in verbal output or verbal expressiveness), asociality (lack of …

Q. What does catatonia look like?

The most common signs of catatonia are immobility, mutism, withdrawal and refusal to eat, staring, negativism, posturing (rigidity), rigidity, waxy flexibility/catalepsy, stereotypy (purposeless, repetitive movements), echolalia or echopraxia, verbigeration (repeat meaningless phrases).

Q. What does catatonic schizophrenia look like?

Symptoms of catatonic schizophrenia may include: stupor (a state close to unconsciousness) catalepsy (trance seizure with rigid body) waxy flexibility (limbs stay in the position another person puts them in)

Q. What is negative symptom?

Negative symptoms take away. Negative symptoms include the inability to show emotions, apathy, difficulties talking, and withdrawing from social situations and relationships. There is also a third group of symptoms, usually called cognitive symptoms.

Q. Why are schizophrenic voices negative?

A number of different variables and factors may be proposed to “drive” negative content in auditory-verbal hallucinations including (but not limited to): adverse life experiences, emotion regulation strategies, presence of physical/social threat, culture, having a negative relationship with AVH.

Q. Do schizophrenics talk to their voices?

Patients who suffer from schizophrenia often have auditory hallucinations. They hear voices that are not there. Many times these hallucinations say things like “You are a terrible person, you are lazy, you are a waste of time” and other derogatory or critical remarks.

Q. Why do schizophrenics die early?

People with schizophrenia often die at a considerably younger age than the rest of the population. Reasons for this include: late diagnosis and poor treatment of physical illnesses, metabolic side effects of antipsychotic medication, unhealthy lifestyle and high risk of suicide (reviewed by Laursen et al, 2014).

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