Language & Schizophrenia

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Undergraduate project 1984 - Since the very earliest attempts to classify the various forms of insanity, the novel and often bizarre way in which some schizophrenics use language has been singled out as one of the most striking features of schizophrenia, differentiating the phenomenon from other psychotic states and from non-psychotic persons. It is all too easy for a normal listener, heeding the clinical descriptions of psychiatric textbooks, to disregard such utterances as merely bizarre and incomprehensible verbal manifestations of the incoherence and loose associations supposedly characteristic of ‘schizophrenic thought’. Nevertheless, it seems to me that, although ‘schizophrenic language’ may be difficult to follow, and on first hearing appear to be devoid of meaning, if a schizophrenic takes the trouble to communicate, surely courtesy alone dictates that, the listener should make some attempt to understand.

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-0-LANGUAGE&SCHIZOPHRENIADr Stuart KellyPublished 2013 by Stuart Kelly, Bradford, EnglandTaken from an original document 1984 revised 2004http://www.stuart-kelly.co.uk copyright 2013 Stuart Kelly-0-LANGUAGE AND SCHIZOPHRENIACONTENTSPage1) INTRODUCTION12) WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA?The medical modelThe anti-psychiatric modelThe psychedelic model22563) THOUGHT DISORDER IN SCHIZOPHRENIAOver-inclusive thinkingDistinguishing thought from language8894) THE LANGUAGE OF SCHIZOPHRENICSIts significance to psychiatrySchizophrenic wordsSchizophrenic discourseCohesion in schizophrenic languageLanguage perception skills in schizophreniaAttention and distractibilityPerception of schizophrenic languagePoetry and schizophrenic languageIs there a schizophrenic language?Information processingMaking sense of schizophrenic utterances1010101315171819212223255) CONCLUSIONNotes2829References and works consulted30-0-INTRODUCTIONSince the very earliest attempts to classify the various forms of insanity, thenovel and often bizarre way in which some schizophrenics use language hasbeen singled out as one of the most striking features of schizophrenia,differentiating the phenomenon from other psychotic states and from nonpsychotic persons.It is all too easy for a normal listener, heeding the clinical descriptions ofpsychiatric textbooks, to disregard such utterances as merely bizarre andincomprehensible verbal manifest

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