A 17-year-old adolescent, diagnosed with schizophrenia, is admitted by the nurse to a psychiatric facility. Which behaviors would characterize this diagnosis? Select all that apply.

  • flat affect
  • fast speech pattern
  • hallucinations
  • feeling energized
Numbers 1 and 3 are correct.
Schizophrenia typically occurs between the ages of 16 and 30. It is considered a severe mental disorder that affects an individual’s relationship with reality. Symptoms of psychotic behavior are categorized as positive (such as hallucinations), negative (such as a flat affect), and cognitive (such as limited executive functioning). The final category of symptoms is cognitive (ability to process information). Bipolar disorder signs and symptoms during a manic episode include a fast speech pattern and the feeling of being energized.