Negative Syndrome I

Definition of the Adaptive Mode

The adaptive mode is defined as a blend of all the relevant capacitates to meet the internal needs and external demand characteristics of a situation.

Irrational/ Maladaptive Mode

A. Generalized stamping down of the general functioning of the individual

1. General negative attitudes leading and expectancies leading to anhedonia, amotivation, and asociality

2.Low Activation of neurocognitive functions (deployment of attention, memory, executive function, etc.)

3. Deactivation of motivational, behavioral and affective systems: a) cessation of goal-directed activity, b) asociality, c) blank affect, d) alogia.

Negative Syndrome II

The negative syndrome starts with the negative triad. The negative self-concept consists of the view of the self as inadequate, unlikable, and lacking in satisfaction, the view of the outside world as frustrating, rejecting, and pleasureless and the view of the future as also rejecting, frustrating and pleasureless. The condensed formula would be: Negative views > Negative expectancies> Failure at Tasks> Frustration> Rejection> Social Isolation and Social Immobility + Generalized Lack of Enjoyment. A broader approach would be Negative Attitudes> Limitation on Resources, > Negative Syndrome. All of the negative symptoms and also the limited functioning of attention, memory, etc. comprise the negative syndrome.

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