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Symptoms Nursing Types and definitions Misc.
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Delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, disorganized behavior, and agitation
List 2 positive symptoms
100
Better
Early diagnosis is related to _____ prognosis
100
Schizophrenia
A neurolobiological disorder characterized by psychotic symptoms, diminished capacity to relate to others, odd or bizarre behaviors
100
First generation anti psychotics
Reduces the transmission of dopamine at the D2 receptor for the 4 key dopaminergic pathways in the brain.
200
Lack of emotions, lack of energy, anhedonia (lack of pleasure), difficulty concentrating, alogia (lack of speech), asociality (lack of engaging in social interaction), and avolition (lack of motivation).
List two negative symptoms
200
Safety
What is the main nursing priority when dealing with patients experiencing psychosis
200
Delirium
Abrupt change in a persons behavior or mental status that has a fast onset and is normally due to another underlying health condition.
200
Second generation anti psychotics
First line choice for treatment of psychosis
300
Delusions
Fixed beliefs that are not amenable to change in light of conflicting evidence
300
Low stimulation, quite, calm, safe
What type of environment is best for a patient experiencing psychosis?
300
Paranoia
Irrational fear that someone is out to harm them or get them
300
Social skills training
Managing symptoms for long term. You teach the patient about communication and assertiveness training.
400
Hallucinations
Perception-like experiences that occur without an external stimulus
400
Caffeine
This chemical in drinks can worsen a persons schizophrenia
400
Anhedonia
Lack of pleasure
400
Anticholinergics
Used to treat extra pyramidal symptoms (EPS).
500
affective symptoms
What type of symptoms increases the risk for suicide
500
Cognitive behavioral therapy
This is a type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behavior patterns.
500
Psychosis
Impaired cognitive capacity which leads to deficits of an individuals functioning, perception, and social relatedness
500
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
A medical procedure in which electrical currents are passed through the brain to trigger seizure activity. Which has the potential to cause changes in brain chemistry and help reduce psychotic symptoms






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