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SCHIZOPHRENIA - CLASSIFICATION AND DIAGNOSIS

Clinical characteristics of SZ: (only 2 of each needed)

TYPE 1, Acute SZ, Positive symptoms (gain new behaviour):

Delusions - distorted/ false beliefs i.e. aliens or government trying to kill them (Paranoid
Delusions). Delusion of Grandeur - individual believes there are superior and of significant…

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Differences in the DSM and ICD, NOT CONSISTENT DIAGNOSIS:

DSM IV ICD 10
Symptoms shown for 6 months Symptoms shown for 1 month
Emphasis on symptoms at the start Emphasis on course of disorder
Multi-axial (different type of info)
5 subtypes of SZ 7 subtypes of SZ
Whaley (2001) found…

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