AO1 issues surrounding the classification and diagnosis of Schizophrenia and factors effecting them

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Issues of Inter-rater reliablity
Wether two professionals disagree or a agree about the diagnosis of a person. (factors effecting include use of different diagnostic manuals, culture and co-morbidity)
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Issues of Construct validity
The accuracy to which the clinical characteristics have been decided. Factors affecting this include the use of different diagnostic manuals culture and co-morbidity
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Cultural differences
This is the idea that in some cultures may see a characteristic as good and so not a symptom of a condition whereas another culture may see it as a major symptom of a condition
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Issues with Aetiological vailidity
This is whether there is a definite cause of schizophrenia. As there is not this means that schizophrenia has low aetiological validity. Factors affecting this include co-morbidity
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Use of different diagnostic manuals
whereas USA uses DSM-V the UK uses ICD-10. This means that the differences between the manuals leads to differences in diagonsis'
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Co-morbidity
If a person has two disorders one professional may only diagnose one or they may see them as one disorder and only diagnose the person incorrectly with a different condition.
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The accuracy to which the clinical characteristics have been decided. Factors affecting this include the use of different diagnostic manuals culture and co-morbidity

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Issues of Construct validity

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This is the idea that in some cultures may see a characteristic as good and so not a symptom of a condition whereas another culture may see it as a major symptom of a condition

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This is whether there is a definite cause of schizophrenia. As there is not this means that schizophrenia has low aetiological validity. Factors affecting this include co-morbidity

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whereas USA uses DSM-V the UK uses ICD-10. This means that the differences between the manuals leads to differences in diagonsis'

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