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1. 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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2. what is Schizophrenia?

  • a mental disorder characterised by two different personalities that alternately control a persons personality which can prevent a high quality of life
  • 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

3. positive symptoms are symptoms that :

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

4. Rosenhan's insane study found that

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

5. validity is

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

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