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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. how many ICD first rank symptoms are needed over what length of time for the patient to be diagnosed with Schz?

  • 2 symptoms, 2 months
  • 1 symptom, 1 month
  • 1 symptom, 2 months
  • 2 symptoms, 1 month

3. validity is

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

4. which is an example of a first rank ICD symptom

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

5. a difference between the ICD and the DSM is

  • the ICD doesnt include symptoms such as delusions and negative symptoms but the DSM does
  • 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


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