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Avoidance and Approach Behaviors in Schizotypy and Hypomania

Schizotypy and HypomaniaThe motivation to engage in avoidance and approach behaviors appear to involve specialized brain processes (Gray,1982).

The Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) is associated with the avoidance of aversive stimulus, whereas the Behavioral Activation System (BAS) is linked to the reward system and the pursuit of positive stimuli (Carver & White, 1994). Continue reading

Factors influencing health behaviors in those at risk for developing schizophrenia

schizophreniaIndividuals with schizophrenia have a greater risk for developing several chronic health conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes (Castillo-Sanchez et al., 2015) and metabolic syndrome (Bly et al., 2014). Problematic lifestyle behaviors appear to be directly linked to these chronic health conditions among those with schizophrenia (Saha et al., 2007). Obesity is another health concern among individuals with schizophrenia having a 45-55% greater chance of becoming obese (De Hert et al., 2009). Continue reading