As compared to patients with schizophrenia, the authors revealed that patients with schizotypy are the ones who are experiencing reduction in experiencing pleasant stimuli.
This article is very useful in educating psychologists on how to differentiate patients with schizophrenia and schizotypy. Before reading this article, I thought that both schizophrenia and schizotypy is characterized by the same group of symptoms. Since I do not have any idea on how to effectively tell the differences between patients with schizophrenia and those with schizotypy, I assumed that both mental disorders is just the same.
In class, we were taught that patients with schizophrenia are the ones who experience symptoms of auditory hallucinations, disorganized speech and thoughts, paranoid, and social isolation. Interesting question includes how one can identify patients with schizotypy from those with schizophrenia? Since anhedonia is considered as one of the positive biological bases of schizotypy, how can psychologists effectively and accurately differentiate the differences between schizotypy and schizophrenia if symptoms of anhedonia can also be found among patients with schizophrenia?
The article written by Huang-Pollock, Karalunas and Tam entitled “Evaluating Vigilance Deficits in ADHD: A Meta-Analysis of CPT Performance” conducted a meta-analytical review on continuous performance test (CPT) among children with ADHD only to find out that there are some ADHD children who are able to perform smaller tasks due to the fact that these children are experiencing excessive use of stimuli which often makes them distracted from what these children were assigned to perform. Furthermore, that authors found out that patient with ADHD deficits is characterized by having a decreased sense of “perceptual sensitivity” and “slower drift rates”.
This article is very informative to psychologists and psychology students who are trying to ...Show more