Centre for Primary Care Seminar - Isabelle Butcher - How do individuals experience negative symptoms of schizophrenia?
|29 October 2019
|13:00 - 14:00
|What is it:
|Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
|Who is it for:
|University staff, Current University students
Individuals who have a diagnosis of schizophrenia can experience both positive and negative symptoms.
Positive symptoms are those attributes that occur in addition to normal behaviours, such as voice hearing and delusions. Negative symptoms are those symptoms that are a deficit of an attribute and include, but are not limited to, lack of concentration, loss of motivation, and emotional and social withdrawal.
Little qualitative research has been conducted to date on negative symptoms, yet these symptoms can be disabling and can affect those around the individual as well as wider society.
The aim of this study was to understand how individuals subjectively experience the prominent negative symptoms of schizophrenia through qualitative semi structured interviews.
The findings from this unique study are of particular importance to clinicians working with individuals who may experience negative symptoms of schizophrenia, as well as to their family members and carers. Additionally the findings can aid our understanding as researchers and clinicians of what it is like to experience these symptoms and therefore help to improve an individual’s recovery.
Organisation: Division of Psychology and Mental Health
Travel and Contact Information
Seminar Room 1, Fifth Floor