Essay about Symptoms, Hallucinations, Delusions, And Behavior

1289 Words Jul 23rd, 2015 6 Pages
Symptoms Kennedy was asked questions by an interviewer in Video 1. His responses and attitude towards the questions demonstrated both positive and negative symptoms. Positive symptoms, they reflect an excess of normal brain function, that were prevalent include: hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech and behaviour. Evidence of hallucination was seen as Kennedy go distracted from answering the questions he was asked, because he was talking to the voices in his head. He also showed delusions for the reasons that his boyfriend was a magazine cut out, his doctor is Tom Cruise, and his social worker, Joe Big Daddy, had a crush on him. Disorganized speech and behaviour were evident as well; he could not finish giving a response to the question asked without getting sidetracked and he was acting strangely. Negative symptoms, they reflect a diminution or loss of normal brain function, that were present include: lack of emotional responses while answering questions, impaired ability to identify the emotional states of other people (he still diverted from the questions he was asked even when the interviewer reminded him several times not to), spoke in a monotone voice and had an inexpressive face, delayed responses, inability to carry a conversation, and poor grooming habits.
Possible diagnoses Schizophrenia is defined as a psychological disorder that lasts at least 6 months and at least 1 month of active phase symptoms, which could include delusions, hallucinations,…

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