schizophrenia

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1. positive symptoms are symptoms that :

  • create a positive response to the disorder
  • create a negative response to the disorder
  • add to cognitive functioning e.g. halluncinations or delusions
  • something is take away from cognitive functioning e.g. affective flattening
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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
  • 2 symptoms, 1 month
  • 1 symptom, 1 month
  • 1 symptom, 2 months

3. Rosenhan's insane study found that

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

4. 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

5. alogia is:

  • an extreme loss of motor functioning
  • when speech becomes less clear, may insert irrelevant words in the middle of a sentence
  • inability to take part in goal directed behaviour
  • heightened or exaggerated emotions how

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