Clinical Characteristic of Schizophrenia

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A quick quiz on the clinical characteristics of schizophrenia - A level Psychology

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Question 1

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Schizophrenia (Sz) is a condition that severely disrupts the individuals psychological functioning and is characterised by
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  • Positive symptoms (i.e. Hallucinations) only
  • Negative symptoms (i.e. Avolition) only
  • Positive and Negative symptoms

Question 2

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True or False: Positive symptoms are symptoms that are present in schizophrenics but not in neurotypicals
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  • True
  • False

Question 3

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True or False: Negative symptoms are behaviour that are found in both schizophrenic and non-schizophrenic individuals
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  • True
  • False

Question 4

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Hallucinations are unreal perceptions of the surrounding environment. Select two other statements about hallucinations that are true.
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  • They are influenced and sometimes centred around the individuals beliefs, for example a religious person may have religious centric hallucinations.
  • They are based on their environment.
  • They can be auditory and visual disturbances.
  • They are only visual disturbances.
  • They are only auditory disturbances.

Question 5

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Delusions are [blank_start]bizzar beliefs[blank_end] that seem real and logical to the schizophrenic. These often centre around [blank_start]paranoia[blank_end], for example they may believe that someone (often an organisation) is trying to kill them. Or they have an inflated sense of [blank_start]importance[blank_end] and [blank_start]power[blank_end], for example believing comments on the television are aimed specifically at them. Like the hallucinations delusions will fit in with the [blank_start]individuals beliefs[blank_end], for example if they believe in government conspiracies their delusions may be that the government is trying to kill them.
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  • bizzar beliefs
  • faulty thoughts
  • paranoia
  • dreams
  • fear
  • importance
  • self
  • power
  • ego
  • confidence
  • individuals beliefs
  • world around them

Question 6

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Disordered thinking is another [blank_start]positive[blank_end] symptom of Sz, the individual feels as though though have been [blank_start]removed and inserted[blank_end] into their mind. This often characterises itself in [blank_start]disordered speech[blank_end], of example they may suddenly change topics or their speech may be [blank_start]incoherent[blank_end].
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  • positive
  • removed and inserted
  • disordered speech
  • incoherent

Question 7

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Examples of negative symptoms of Sz are..
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  • Avolition
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Flattening
  • Enlarged brain ventricles

Question 8

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Avolition is the inability to [blank_start]pursue or persist[blank_end] in any [blank_start]goal orientated behaviour[blank_end], sometimes mistaken for [blank_start]lack of interest[blank_end]. Flattening is a [blank_start]reduction[blank_end] in [blank_start]range and intensity[blank_end] of [blank_start]emotions[blank_end], characterised through [blank_start]facial expressions[blank_end], body language, [blank_start]vocal tone[blank_end] etc.
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  • pursue or persist
  • goal orientated behaviour
  • lack of interest
  • reduction
  • range and intensity
  • emotions
  • facial expressions
  • vocal tone
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