Intermediate Nursing
Mental Health
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In this lesson, we will explain the diagnosis of Schizophrenia along with different types of the mental health disorder.  We will review both positive and negative symptoms, including abnormal thought and speech processes common with Schizophrenia and how different medications treat different types of symptoms. We will also look at causes and risk factors for developing Schizophrenia.  We will focus then on the importance of nursing interventions including treatments and medications. It will be important to review the medications and potential side effects of medications carefully within this lesson.


Learning Objectives:

Upon the completion of this lesson, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify causes and risk factors for developing schizophrenia
  2. Select common signs and symptoms of schizophrenia
  3. Compare signs and symptoms of positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia
  4. Determine nursing interventions utilized in managing schizophrenia
  5. Distinguish medications and treatments used for managing schizophrenia

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