Toward Comprehensive Understanding and Treatment of Schizophrenia
A 24-year-old, white, single woman, Ms. N., is brought to the hospital because of recurrent auditory hallucinations and marked agitation. She has been hospitalized for these symptoms on three previous occasions. The voices have been present intermittently for about six years. Sometimes they call her names, sometimes they comment on her thoughts and actions. She thinks they may be caused by some group trying to control her, but is not sure who it is, or won’t say. When the hallucinations are severe, she often becomes agitated with bizarre ritual pacing. She is not elated or depressed.
KeywordsSchizophrenic Patient Stimulus Level Marked Agitation Stimulus Management Nonrelapsed Patient
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