Schizophrenia Revision Booklet


  • Issues with classification and diagnosis
  • Biological explanation (genetics, dopamine, neuroanatomical, viral infections)
  • Psychological explanation (psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioural)
  • Biological therapies (drugs, psychosurgery)
  • Psychological therapies (behavioural therapy, CBT, psychodynamic therapy)
  • Past paper questions (Jan 2010 - June 2011) and mark schemes
  • + evaluations, effectiveness & appropriateness
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What you need to know:
· Clinical characteristics

· Issues surrounding the classification and diagnosis, including reliability and validity

· Biological explanations, for example, genetics & biochemistry

· Psychological explanations, for example, behavioural, cognitive, psychodynamic and

· Biological therapies, including their evaluation in terms of appropriateness and


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Type 1 ­ positive symptoms e.g. visual or auditory hallucinations or delusions
Type 2 ­ negative symptoms e.g. loss of appropriate emotion or poverty of speech

Symptoms of Schizophrenia:

· delusions

· hallucinations

· disorganized speech

· negative symptoms, i.e. affective flattening, alogia, or avolition

· disturbed thought processes


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Reference The person believes that characters in a book, songs or in films are
actually referring to them.

The boundaries between schizophrenia and mood disorders (e.g. depression) are
blurred, as they share many symptoms.
The process of diagnosis is subjective. Inter-rater reliability (the extent to which two or
more diagnosticians…

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Relations Concordanc
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Unrelated General population 1%
Spouse 2%
3rd degree First cousin 2%
2nd degree Uncle/aunt 2%
Nephew/niece 4%
Grandchild 5%
Half-sibling 6%
1st degree Sibling 9%
Non-identical twin (DZ) 17%
Identical twin (MZ) 48%

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