The Swiss physician who came up with the term schizophrenia and thought the disorder was due to the breaking of connections in the brain.
A structure at the base of the brain that generates energy to maintain basic functions of living.
Brief Psychotic Disorder
A symptom of schizophrenia that usually involves greatly reduced motor activity.
Decline in Functioning
Downward Social Drift
Learning of Symptoms
An approach to treating schizophrenia that involves teaching the patient about the disorder, how to reduce stress that might trigger symptoms, and how to cope with symptoms.
A disorder that lasts for six months or more and is characterized by symptoms such as hallucination, delusions, problems with thinking and deterioration in functioning
Season of Birth Effect
Shared Psychotic Disorder
Subtypes of Schizophrenia
A side effect of neuroleptic drugs that involves uncontrollable twitching or jerking of the body.
An area of the brain where language abilities are found and which is smaller in some persons who suffer from schizophrenia.
Paranoid Personality Disorder, Schizoid Personality Disorder and Schizotypal Personality Disorder.
Paranoid Personality Disorder
Odd or Eccentric: A disorder characterized by an unwarranted suspicion and mistrust of people that persists even when there is no evidence for those beliefs.
Schizoid Personality Disorder
Odd or Eccentric: A disorder characterized by lack of interest in other people or social relationships.