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Schizophrenia Introduction (01:57)


If a psychiatrist can empathize with a previous personality, mood state, or current life situation, he is unlikely to diagnose a patient as schizophrenic. This video will examine criteria established by the World Health Organization.

Schneider's First Rank Symptoms of Schizophrenia (01:34)

The psychiatrist should use directive interviewing techniques when suspecting a patient of experiencing one of the symptoms. Four groups of symptoms include auditory hallucination, thought disturbances, made experiences, and delusional perception.

Audible Thoughts (03:36)

A patient hears an auditory human voice outside of his head. Watch two interviews with patients who experience the phenomenon.

Voices Arguing (01:45)

The subject is normally the patient who is being referred to in third person. Watch an interview with a patient who hears two different voices arguing about her.

Voices Commenting on One's Actions (02:02)

The auditory hallucination describes the schizophrenic's actions as it occurs. Watch an interview with a patient who experiences this manifestation.

Thought Withdrawal (00:52)

The schizophrenic feels his thoughts are being removed from his mind by an external force. Watch an interview with a patient who experiences something similar.

Thought Broadcasting (03:03)

The schizophrenic experiences his thoughts as if they were not contained within his own mind and believes telepathy, television, or microscopic transmitters responsible. Watch interviews with patients who describe the phenomena.

Thought Insertion (00:50)

The schizophrenic believes that ideas are being planted into his mind and provides a delusional explanation. Watch an interview with a patient who describes something similar.

Somatic Passivity (02:01)

Something is imposing its will upon the body or feelings. The patient remains passive throughout the experience. Watch an interview with a woman who believes her toes are not her own.

Made Feelings (02:21)

The schizophrenic experiences feelings that are not his own and are imposed upon him from an outside source. Watch an interview where an outside person makes the patient hungry.

Made Impulses (01:49)

Schizophrenics may mutilate themselves if they feel an outside force is controlling parts of their body. Watch an interview with a patient who feels his left arm moves of its own accord.

Made Acts (03:21)

The schizophrenic feels controlled by someone or something else. Watch an interview where patients describe their experience.

Delusional Perception (01:20)

This is a two stage process where normal perception occurs first and then a delusion is formed around it. Dr. David Goldberg describes how a patient believed that his dog was a lesbian Nazi agent.

Second Rank Symptoms (03:20)

This category includes perplex feelings, delusional notions, and abnormal moods. Watch an interview where a patient exhibits waxy flexibility and automatic obedience.

Credits: The Diagnosis of Schizophrenia (00:18)

Credits: The Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

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Drawing upon interviews with a number of patients he met in the United States, Professor David Goldberg vividly demonstrates most of the first-rank symptoms identified by psychiatrist Kurt Schneider.

Length: 34 minutes

Item#: BVL150326

ISBN: 978-1-64347-717-6

Copyright date: ©2009

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