Topics tagged with "Disorganised symptoms"

Disorganised symptoms

Disorganisation

What are disorganised symptoms in bipolar disorder? Key features of the symptoms of disorganisation include disorganised speech and behaviour, as well as inappropriate affect. Severely disorganised speech is difficult to follow, being incoherent, irrelevant and/or illogical. These symptoms are sometimes called positive formal thought disorder symptoms. Disorganised speech may also be deprived of content, which is sometimes called negative formal thought disorder symptoms. Disorganised behaviour includes bizarre or inappropriate behaviour, actions or gestures. Inappropriate (incongruous) affect involves exhibiting incorrect emotional responses for a given context. Symptoms of disorganisation have been identified as risk factors for poor illness outcome, and have…

Disorganised symptoms

What are disorganised symptoms in people with schizophrenia? Key features of the symptoms of disorganisation include disorganised speech and behaviour, as well as inappropriate affect. Severely disorganised speech is difficult to follow, being incoherent, irrelevant and/or illogical. These symptoms are sometimes referred to as positive formal thought disorder. Disorganised speech may also be deprived of content, which is sometimes referred to as negative formal thought disorder symptoms. Disorganised behaviour includes bizarre or inappropriate behaviour, actions or gestures. Inappropriate (incongruous) affect involves exhibiting incorrect emotional responses for a given context. Symptoms of disorganisation have been identified as risk factors for poor…

Language

Language

How are language deficits relevant to people with schizophrenia?  Language may be altered in people with schizophrenia and may present in the form of disorganised speech. Tasks designed to assess language ability include; letter fluency tasks that assess the ability to generate words starting with a particular letter; and category fluency tasks that assess the ability to name words within a specified category. Working memory is needed for both letter and category fluency as participants must organise and retrieve relevant information. Other tests designed to assess language include: Boston Naming task; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale comprehension (WAIS), including the subtest…

NeuRA Libraries

Title Colour Legend:
Green - Topic summary is available.
Orange - Topic summary is being compiled.
Red - Topic summary has no current systematic review available.