Mental Health Question #10

Question

The nurse is assessing a client with a new diagnosis of schizophrenia. The nurse confirms the manifestations of which characteristics as positive symptoms of schizophrenia? (Select all that apply)

Answers

  1. Hallucinations
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  2. Disorganized behavior
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  3. Social isolation
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  4. Apathy
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Explanation

Positive manifestations of schizophrenia are those symptoms that distort normal functioning, and include hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking, and disorganized behavior. Options C and D are incorrect since they represent negative symptoms of schizophrenia which includes alogia, apathy, social isolation, flat or blunted affect, and anhedonia.

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