Abnormal Psychology Schizophrenia: Diagnosis & Symptoms

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A person suffering from inability to think, feel and behave clearly can be suffering from schizophrenia. This condition is mostly not curable and the patient has to be monitored. How well do you understand symptoms and diagnosis of this disorder? Take up the quiz below and find out. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A group of disorders characterized by severely impaired cognitive processes.  It is a disorder which involves disturbance of thinking primarily.
    • A. 

      Delusions

    • B. 

      Schizophrenia

    • C. 

      Paranoid Schizophrenia

  • 2. 
        1. According to DSM-IV the diagnosis of schizophrenia is given to a disorder if 
    • A. 

      Delusions, hallucinations, or marked disturbance in thinking, affect or speech are demonstrated.

    • B. 

      The patient forms new words whose meanings he/she only understand

    • C. 

      There is a lack of demonstration of emotions or feelings

  • 3. 
        1. false beliefs  which are firmly held to by the patient
    • A. 

      Flat affect

    • B. 

      Schizophrenia

    • C. 

      Delusions

  • 4. 
          1. thinking one is a very important person.
    • A. 

      Delusions of control

    • B. 

      Delusions of grandeur

    • C. 

      Delusions of persecution

  • 5. 
    Others try to control the patient
    • A. 

      Delusions of control

    • B. 

      Delusions of grandeur

    • C. 

      Delusions of reference

  • 6. 
    Others can hear the patient's thoughts
    • A. 

      Delusions of referece

    • B. 

      Delusions of grandeur

    • C. 

      Delusions of thought broadcasting

  • 7. 
    Others are plotting to harm the patient
    • A. 

      Delusions of grandeur

    • B. 

      Delusions of Control

    • C. 

      Delusions of persecution

  • 8. 
    Others are talking about the patient
    • A. 

      Delusions of thought broadcasting

    • B. 

      Delusions of reference

    • C. 

      Delusions of persecution

  • 9. 
    One's thoughts are removed by others
    • A. 

      Delusions of withdrawal

    • B. 

      Delusions of persecution

    • C. 

      Delusions of broadcasting

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Disorganized speech

    • B. 

      Perceptual DIstortions

    • C. 

      Disorganized Motoric Disturbances

  • 11. 
    When speech is disorganized it is called:
    • A. 

      "Salad"

    • B. 

      "Disorganized speech"

    • C. 

      "Perceptual Distortions"

  • 12. 
    Referred to as cognitive slippage with continual shifting from topic to topic with no logical connections
    • A. 

      Loose Associations

    • B. 

      Neologism

    • C. 

      Problems with Attention

  • 13. 
    The patient forms new words whose meanings he/she only understand
    • A. 

      Loose Associations

    • B. 

      Neologism

    • C. 

      Problems with Attention

  • 14. 
    The Patient is unable to focus on one object
    • A. 

      Problems with Attention

    • B. 

      Neologism

    • C. 

      Loose Associations

  • 15. 
        1. Extreme high or low levels of motor activities are demonstrated by the patient.
    • A. 

      Disorganized Speech & Thought Disturbances

    • B. 

      Disorganized Motoric Disturbances

    • C. 

      Perceptual Distortions

  • 16. 
    These are categorized under which concept?- Loose Associations- Neologism-Problems with Attention
    • A. 

      Disorganized Speech & Thought Disturbances

    • B. 

      Disorganized Motoric Disturbances

    • C. 

      Perceptual Distortions

  • 17. 
    Which one of these is not considered a Negative symptom of Schizophrenia?
    • A. 

      Flat Affect

    • B. 

      Neologism

    • C. 

      Anhedonia

    • D. 

      Avolition

    • E. 

      Alogia

  • 18. 
    Lack of demonstration of emotions or feelings
    • A. 

      Avolition

    • B. 

      Anhedonia

    • C. 

      Flat affect

  • 19. 
    Inability to feel pressure
    • A. 

      Flat affect

    • B. 

      Anhedonia

    • C. 

      Avolition

  • 20. 
    Lack of motivation
    • A. 

      Flat affect

    • B. 

      Avolition

    • C. 

      Alogia

  • 21. 
    Lack of meaningful speech
    • A. 

      Alogia

    • B. 

      Anhedonia

    • C. 

      Flat affect

  • 22. 
        1. Symptoms include delusions, auditory hallucinations together with extreme suspiciousness and mistrust.
    • A. 

      Paranoid Schizophrenia

    • B. 

      Catatonic Schizophrenia

    • C. 

      Schizoaffective Disorder

  • 23. 
        1. Symptoms include regressive behavior, disorganized and incoherent speech, inappropriate affect, silly, vulgar, bizarre behavior
    • A. 

      Paranoid Schizophrenia

    • B. 

      Catatonic Schizophrenia

    • C. 

      Disorganized Schizophrenia

  • 24. 
        1. Symptoms include disturbance in motor activity either extreme excitement or motoric immobility.       
    • A. 

      Catatonic Schizophrenia

    • B. 

      Disorganized Schizophrenia

    • C. 

      Schizoaffective Disorder

  • 25. 
        1.  Symptoms are mixed and undifferentiated, thus a clear classification is not made. 
    • A. 

      Undifferentiated, Residual Schizophrenia

    • B. 

      Paranoid Schizophrenia

    • C. 

      Catatonic Schizophrenia

  • 26. 
        1. An acute, brief psychotic episode following a severe trauma.
    • A. 

      Paranoid Schizophrenia

    • B. 

      Brief Psychotic Reaction

    • C. 

      Undifferentiated, Residual Schizophrenia

  • 27. 
        1. A combination of the symptoms of schizophrenia and mood disorder.
    • A. 

      Psychoaffective Disorder

    • B. 

      Catatonic Schizophrenia

    • C. 

      Paranoid Schizophrenia

  • 28. 
    Refers to past illness, but non-symptomatic at present.
    • A. 

      Residual

    • B. 

      Schizophrenia

    • C. 

      Catatonic

  • 29. 
    Patient might take position and remain that position for a long period of time.
    • A. 

      Disorganized Thought

    • B. 

      Disorganized Speech

    • C. 

      Waxy Flexibility

  • 30. 
    Terminology for "personality before the illness"
    • A. 

      Premorbid Personality

    • B. 

      Pre-Schizophrenia

    • C. 

      Identifying characteristics

  • 31. 
    What is not considered a phase in the course of Schizophrenia?
    • A. 

      The Prodromal Phase

    • B. 

      The Residual Phase

    • C. 

      The Active Phase

    • D. 

      All of the above are considered a phase in the course of Schizophrenia

  • 32. 
    Includes the onset and build up of the symptoms
    • A. 

      The Active Phase

    • B. 

      The Prodromal Phase

    • C. 

      The Residual Phase

  • 33. 
    Shows full blown symptoms
    • A. 

      The Prodromal Phase

    • B. 

      The Active Phase

    • C. 

      The Residual Phase

  • 34. 
    The severity of the symptoms decline
    • A. 

      The Prodromal Phase

    • B. 

      The Active Phase

    • C. 

      The Residual Phase

  • 35. 
    Many Schizophrenics can lead a productive life, provided they take their medication regularly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False