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Genetic mechanisms that contribute to the underlying symptoms & difficulties experienced by ppl w/ psych disorders

Genetic version of diathesis

IQ Tests / How they are used


DSM-IV Differences

* Specific Learning Disord: Each subject was individually listed as it's own disorder. i.e: disorder of reading.

Intellectual Disability (ID) Classifications

* Mild: 50 (55) - 70

* Moderate: 35 (40) - (50) 55

* Severe: 20 (25) - (35) 40

* Profound: Below 20 (25) Likely no communication skills

Psychosis & Symptom Types

Loss contact with reality




Positive Symptoms (Psychosis)

Hallucinations & Delusions

Delusions Subtypes

Bizarre: Patently strange and implausible

Non-Bizarre: Though false, is possible

Mood-Congruent: Consistent with mood

Mood-Neutral: Unrelated to emoAonal state

Negative Symptoms (Psychosis)

Where a psychoAc paAent lacks something that non-psychoAc individuals have

– Avolition

– Alogia

– Anhedonia

– Flat Affect

Disorganized Symptoms (Psychosis)

Disorganized Speech

Inappropriate Affect

Disorganized Behavior

Schizophrenia DSM - IV Subtypes

•Paranoid Type

• Disorganized Type

• Catatonic Type

• UndifferenAated Type

• Residual Type