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What were the pseudopatients diagnosed with?
7 with schizophrenia and one with 1 bipolar- none were found to be fake
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What were the pseudopatients all discharged with?
Schizophrenia in remission
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How long were the pseudo patients in the Hospotals for?
7-52 days (mean 19)
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How long was the average time spent with a psychiatrist per day?
6.8 minutes
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What things did the real patients say to the pseudopatients?
"You're not crazy" and "You're a journalist"
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How many tablets were given to the pseudopatients? How many were swallowed?
2100 were given to the pseudopatients and only two were swallowed
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How did the psychiatrists interpret the pseudopatients behaviour?
Normal behaviour tended to be interpreted due to the "insane place" e.g "writing behaviour"
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How much of the staff's time did they spend outside the office? How many times did they leave their office per shift?
Spent 11% of their time out of the "cage" (glass office) and left their glass office only 10-11 times (mean) per shift
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When the pseudopatients asked whether they can go home what was the nurses response?
Largely ignored, little eye contact- 88% of nurses just looked away
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What did Rosenhan see a nurse do when he was in the mental Hospital?
Saw a nurse adjust her underwear as she thought the patients were invisible to her.
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In study 2, how many patients did Rosenhan send? How many did the Hospital pick up as fake?
0 were sent and the Hospital said he sent 41/193
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What did Rosenhan conclude about the Psychiatrists diagnosis?
That they could not reliably tell who was sane and insane
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What did Rosenhan conclude about the diagnosis of patients when they are in the Hospital?
Behaviour is assumed to reflect insanity even when they are sane
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What happens when a person becomes labelled as insane?
The person becomes depersonalised and thus powerless. Their label tends to stick forever.
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What happens when a person is diagnosed with schizophrenia?
It became a self-fulfilling prophecy and the patient believes it accordingly.
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Why could the pseudopatients be labelled insane because of bias?
The Doctors may have done a type 2 error: "better to call a healthy person
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What is the quote by Rosenhan about the mentally ill?
"The mentally ill are societies lepers"
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