Social Studies

Ruth was hospitalized after a concerned co-worker went to her house to find out why ruth had unexpectedly failed to show up at work. when the coworker peered through a window, she saw ruth standing motionless in the middle of her living room, much like a mannequin. ruth appears to be experiencing the _____ type of schizophrenia.

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Catatonic Schizophrenia "Catatonic Schizophrenia: the key symptom here is both catatonia and the flat effect.  These people will remain motionless for hours and exhibit odd movements when they do move- like bobbing of the head.  Some exhibit waxy flexibility, or when they allow their body to be moved into any alternative shape and then will hold that new pose.  Others will repeat whatever is said to them which is called parrot behavior.  Catatonic Schizophrenia actually makes alot of sense considering the belief that schizophrenics cannot filter out information.  If every stimuli around you could not be blocked, the last thing you would want to do is move.  Perhaps standing still is a mechanism of reducing stimulation." -

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