Schizophrenia-Positive Symptoms

Schizophrenia-Positive Symptoms

The symptoms of schizophrenia are divided into:

  1. Positive
  2. Negative
  3. Disorganization
  4. Motor

Positive symptoms:

  • Include – Delusions and Hallucinations
  • Good Prognostic Factor and Responds well to medications
  • Delusions – BIZZARE Delusions, M/C Delusion – Delusion of Persecution
  • Hallucination – M/C Auditory Hallucinations
  • Visual Hallucination if present may raise the suspicion of organic mental disease
  • ↑ Dopamine in Mesolimbic tract [Pathway from Ventral Segmental area to Nucleus accumbens]

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