Chapter 8

Experiencing Psychosis: Schizophrenia Spectrum

Set I

Theory of Mind (TOM)

The ability to understand one’s own and other people’s mental states.

Word Salads

When the language of the person experiencing a psychotic episode appears so disorganised that there seems to be no link between one phrase and the next.

Twin Studies

Studies in which researchers have compared the probability with which monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins both develop symptoms indicative of a psychopathology in order to assess genetic contributions to that psychopathology.

Temporal Cortex

Abnormalities in this brain area are associated with symptoms of schizophrenia