Classification and Diagnosis of schizophrenia AO1

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  • Classification and diagnosis of schizophrenia
    • DSM-III designed for greater reliability. Carson claimed it had fixed the problem of inter rater reliability
    • Wilks et al 2003 administered two alternate forms of the RBANS to schiz patients. the test retest reliability was high at .84
    • Buckley et al 2009 estimate that comorbid depression occurs in 50% of patients, 47% of patients comorbid substance abuse
    • positive symptoms more useful for diagnosis of schizo
    • A diagnosis of schiz has little predictive validity
    • Delusions, experiences of control, hallucinate, disordered thinking
    • Affective flattening, alogia, avolition


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