Negative symptoms

Negative symptoms

Symptoms of schizophrenia characterized by the absence or elimination of certain behaviors. DSM-IV specifies three negative symptoms: affective flattening, poverty of speech, and loss of will or initiative.
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Data to be presented include additional analyses of cariprazine for the potential treatment of predominant negative symptoms in patients with schizophrenia.
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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that usually manifests as a predominant negative symptoms (PNS), severe psychotic illness with onset in early adulthood, characterised by bizarre delusions, auditory hallucinations, thought disorder, strange behaviour and progressive deterioration in personal, domestic, social and occupational competence, all occurring in clear consciousness.
Negative symptoms mean a person might have minimal conversation or won't speak at all.
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Among patients with schizophrenia, progressive brain volume changes in certain areas were related to markers of poorer prognosis, such as more weeks of hospitalisation during follow-up and less improvement in negative symptoms.
The book presents a team approach, based on the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, for understanding, assessing and intervening in problem behaviors commonly exhibited by psychotic patients, covering behavioral excesses as well as negative symptoms and behavioral deficits.