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3 examples of clinical characteristics
Delusions, hallucinations and social and occupational dysfunction
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What is an example of a delusion?
Grandeur- Where you think you have powers such as changing the weather
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How long do the symptoms have to durate?
1-6 months
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What is the positive outcomes of a diagnosis?
Medicalises the disorder so it removes the stigma, It is the only way in which to receive the medication it helps you understand the triggers.
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Explain the issue of reliability?`
The same person presenting the same issues may or may not be diagnosed with sz because there are 2 classification the ICD AND theDSM
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Differences between the ICD and DSM
DSM- Symptoms: present for 6 months and show at least 5 symptoms. ICD- present for 1 month but 7 symptoms
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Research to support the issue of reliability
Cooper- 250 consecutive admissions- DSM diagnosed 163 people and ICD only 85. Showing a differences in their rates of diagnosis
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Explain the issue of Validity?
Sz is difficult to diagnose and is often misdiagnosed or goes undiagnosed. There is no objective test for sz causing an issue of not knowing the situation. The disorder is often confused with other disorders such as depression.
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Research to support this...
Rosenhan found that 7 people saying they had said they had symptoms of SZ, got diagnosed and were kept in for an average of 19 days. Follow up, told clinics they misdiagnosed people and said they'd send imposters- they didn't but clinics sent away 43
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What is the issue of labelling?
Labelling can cause more harm than good, SZ has a negative stigma attached and therefore can cause problems for some people. This is mainly due to media influences,
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Research to support labelling
Farina found that the stereotype of people with SZ is aggressive and less socially acceptable
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What is the concordance rate for standard population?
1%
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What is the concordance rate for one parent living wit SZ?
16%
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What is the concordance rate of twins having sz?
48%
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Whats the issue with concordance rates?
Cant separate nurture and nature out
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What did Tienari find?
155 children who were adopted were compared to control group who did not have an sz mother. Sz mother= 10.3% Non sz mother= 1.1%
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What does Tienari's research show?
till developed sz so has to have a biological basis, however- the %dropped from 16% to 10.3 meaning the environment had to have an influence
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Has the search for the gene been a success?
No, many genes have been identified- including the WKL1 and COMP
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What do we have to accept because we cant find the gene?
There is phenotypic plasticity
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