Mental Health Question #10
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)
- Disorganized behavior
- Social isolation
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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