Classification and Diagnosis of schizophrenia AO2

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  • Classification and diagnosis AO2
    • little evidence that DSM3 is used with high reliability. Whaley found inter rater reliability as low as .11
    • bizarre delusions hard to determine. inter rater reliability of around .40
    • Test retest reliability for 14 chronic schizos was stable over a 6-month period
    • Psychiatric and behaviour related diagnosis accounted for 45% comorbidity. Schiz patients tend to recieve a lower standard of medical care
    • Comorbid depression major cause for suicidal behaviour. attempted suicide 1% schiz, 40% for schiz + comorbid mood disorder
    • misdiagnosis may result from cultural differences and difficulties relating between black and white patients
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