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1. Bentall (1993) argues that

  • that treatments are unaffective as Schizophrenia can not be cured, without the treatment the disorder will deteriorate
  • each symptom of Schz should be treated as a disorder in its own right with its own cause and treatment
  • that Schizophrenia goes hand in hand with bipolar disorder and that these disorders should be compared to look for similarities
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2. which is an example of a first rank ICD symptom

  • persistent delusions
  • thought cloud
  • catatonic behaviour
  • persistent halluctions

3. what is Schizophrenia?

  • a serious mental disorder characterised by severe disruptions in psychological functioning which affects thoughts, perception, language, emotion and loss of contact with reality
  • a condition with symptoms of extreme mood swings
  • a mental disorder characterised by two different personalities that alternately control a persons personality which can prevent a high quality of life

4. a difference between the ICD and the DSM is

  • the DSM states two symptoms must be present for a month to be diagnosed whereas the ICD only needs one first rank for a month
  • the DSM states two months of persistent symptoms is necessary whereas the ICD only suggests one month is needed
  • the ICD doesnt include symptoms such as delusions and negative symptoms but the DSM does

5. validity is

  • how varied a participant group is
  • the extent to which something measures what it intends too
  • the extent to which the test can be seen as scientific
  • the likelihood that different clinicians will arrive at the same diagnosis for the patient

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