What are psychotic symptoms of Schizophreniform Disorder?

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kait-mu | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

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  • Depressed mood: feeling sad or empty, tearful
  • Being less interested in most or all activities
  • Weight loss
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Physical restlessness or tiredness
  • Fatigue, loss of energy
  • Feeling worthless or very guilty
  • Being less able to concentrate or make decisions
  • Unusually high, grandiose, or irritable mood
  • Inflated self-esteem
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Being more talkative than usual
  • Racing thoughts and ideas
  • Being easily distracted
  • Increased goal-oriented activity
  • Risky behavior


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shrutip31 | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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The main symptoms of Schizophreniform Disorder are

1. Delusion

2. Hallucinations

3. Disorganised speech resulting from formal thought disorder

4. Disorganised or catatonic behaviour, and negative symptoms such as

* an inability to show emotion

* an inability to experience pleasure

* impaired or decreased speech

* a lack of desire to form relationships

* a lack of motivation

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