|Below is a list of negative symptom, which may
assist in assessing those with coexisting disorders. Each of mental health disorders
listed at the bottom of this page also start with a list of symptoms. The more
familiar you become with the range of possible symptoms to observe, the more accurately
you are likely to notice and subsequently deal with these symptoms.
These negative symptoms need to be balanced with the client's
strengths and resources - click here
for more information.
Many of the symptoms
below also have a sub-set of symptoms - eg 'aggression' could be described more
accurately as a forceful, goal-directed, verbal or physical aggression. This symptom
could be even further described within its context of defensive action, offensive
action. Another description could include direct aggression which clearly targeted
or indirect action such as use of acting out, slamming doors, etc.
Finally associated feelings could be included such as anxiety, tension guild, anger.
Staff should also identify client's strengths and positive
Symptoms Within The Individual
Anxiety (mild, moderate, severe, extreme - panic)
Delusions (grandeur, nihilistic, paranoid, etc)
Hallucinations (auditory &/or visual)
Sexual behaviour inappropriate
Thought process disturbed
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