TB4 Lecture 3; SZ + Structural Issues Quiz!

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1. What are delusions? (DSM V)

  • False beliefs that other people are plotting against them, even when they are told this is no the case
  • False beliefs that everything (media, other people etc) are referring to herself
  • Fixed beliefs that are not susceptible to change in light of conflicting evidence
  • Believing they are dead, nothing exists and people are only spirits
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2. Which century was there an 'explosion' of accounts according to Torrey (1988, 2001)?

  • 16th Century
  • 18th Century
  • 17 Century
  • 20th Century

3. What was found in a study focusing on the lateral ventricles in two identical twins?

  • The SZ twin and abled twin had equally sized ventricles, SZ does not have a clinical genetic basis
  • The abled twin had smaller lateral ventricles than the SZ twin
  • The abled twin had larger lateral ventricles than the SZ twin
  • SZ has a genetic basis

4. Where was grey matter lost consistency in adolescents (even at age 13yrs) with SZ?

  • Parietal lobes
  • Temporal lobes
  • Parietal, temporal and frontal lobes
  • Frontal lobes

5. What did a meta-analysis of 13 studies by Kempton et al (2010) show?

  • Ventricular dilation begins very early in SZ afflicted brains, before or shortly after birth
  • Lateral ventricular enlargment is correlated with severity of SZ extremely early in life
  • Ventricular dilation begins very late in SZ afflicted brains compared to controls around 2 yrs of age
  • Ventricular dilation was not significantly associated with later onset of SZ


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