Chapter 8

Experiencing Psychosis: Schizophrenia Spectrum

Set D

Hospitalisation

To admit someone to a hospital for treatment.

Jumping to Conclusions

The process of making a decision about the meaning or importance of an event on the basis of insufficient evidence.

Information Processing Biases

Biases in interpreting, attending to, storing or recalling information which may give rise to dysfunctional thinking and behaving.

Mesolimbic Pathway

One of two important dopamine pathways in the brain, which may be impaired during schizophrenia. The other pathway is the mesocortical pathway.

Negative Symptoms

Symptoms characteristic of a diminution or loss of normal functions.

Hearing Voices

Auditory hallucination, generally associated with psychotic delusions.

Loose Associations

Disorganised thinking in which the individual may drift quickly from one topic to another during a conversation.

Mesocortical Pathway

One of two important dopamine pathways in the brain, which may be impaired during schizophrenia. The other pathway is the mesolimbic pathway.