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1. 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
  • 2 symptoms, 1 month
  • 1 symptom, 1 month
  • 1 symptom, 2 months
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2. which is an example of a first rank ICD symptom

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

3. Rosenhan's insane study found that

  • all the fake patients were diagnosed with Schizophrenia
  • 7/8 fake patients were diagnosed with Schizophrenia
  • 5/8 fake patients got diagnosed with the disorder and 2 were diagnosed with bipolar
  • no fake patients successfully got diagnosed with the disorder

4. positive symptoms are symptoms that :

  • create a negative response to the disorder
  • something is take away from cognitive functioning e.g. affective flattening
  • add to cognitive functioning e.g. halluncinations or delusions
  • create a positive response to the disorder

5. Bentall (1993) argues that

  • 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
  • that treatments are unaffective as Schizophrenia can not be cured, without the treatment the disorder will deteriorate


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