Schizophrenia Diagnosis

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1. What studies supports the issue of cultural relativism?

  • Davison and Neale: Asians expect repressed emotions and Arabs praise emotions
  • Beck et al: inter-rater reliabilty was as low as 54%, agreed for 154 patients
  • Meehl: doctors should pay close attention to medical records
  • Rosenhan: 8 pseudo-patients in a hospital
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2. What are three issues concerning the diagnosis of schizophrenia?

  • Reliability, Retrospective data, Weather
  • Inter-rater reliability, cultural differences, co-morbidity
  • Deception, psychological harm, debriefing
  • Labelling, Ecological validity, confidentiality

3. What were the findings for rosenhan's study?

  • There are issues of subjectivity in the diagnosis of schizophrenia
  • 8 patients pretended to be schizophrenic
  • lacks population validity because it only used 8 participants
  • The real patient's were able to detect the 'pseudo-patients'

4. What is used to diagnose schizophrenia?

  • The DSM IV and ICD
  • Labelling issues
  • The NYC and DSM
  • The OPP and ECT

5. What are negative symptoms of schizophrenia?

  • Delusions, Hallucinations, Bad breath, paranoia
  • Avolition, Alogia, Flattening Affect, Reduced motor movement
  • Avolition, Delusions, Hallucinations, Voices in their mind
  • Disorganised thoughts, Alogia, Agitated motor movement


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