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People with this illness have changes in behavior and other symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations that last longer than 6 months. There are many common myths about schizophrenia, including what causes schizophrenia and what it is like living with schizophrenia. Take up the quiz and learn more on schizophrenia psychotic disorder.


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  • 1. 
    Questions 1–3 A 26-year-old medical student is brought to the emergency department by her husband. The husband tells the doctor that his wife has shown odd behavior ever since failing an exam 2 weeks ago. In particular, she tells him that people are trying to poison her. The woman has no prior psychiatric history, and physical examination and laboratory results are unremarkable. What is the most appropriate diagnosis for this patient?
    • A. 

      Schizophrenia

    • B. 

      Schizoaffective disorder

    • C. 

      Schizophreniform disorder

    • D. 

      Brief psychotic disorder

    • E. 

      Delusional disorder

    • F. 

      Shared psychotic disorder

    • G. 

      Psychosis due to a general medical condition

  • 2. 
    Questions 1–3 A 26-year-old medical student is brought to the emergency department by her husband. The husband tells the doctor that his wife has shown odd behavior ever since failing an exam 2 weeks ago. In particular, she tells him that people are trying to poison her. The woman has no prior psychiatric history, and physical examination and laboratory results are unremarkable. Believing that people are trying to poison her is an example of
    • A. 

      An illusion

    • B. 

      A neologism

    • C. 

      A hallucination

    • D. 

      A delusion

    • E. 

      An idea of reference

  • 3. 
    Questions 1–3 A 26-year-old medical student is brought to the emergency department by her husband. The husband tells the doctor that his wife has shown odd behavior ever since failing an exam 2 weeks ago. In particular, she tells him that people are trying to poison her. The woman has no prior psychiatric history, and physical examination and laboratory results are unremarkable. Analysis of neurotransmitter availability in the brain of this patient is most likely to reveal
    • A. 

      Increased dopamine

    • B. 

      Decreased dopamine

    • C. 

      Increased acetylcholine

    • D. 

      Decreased histamine

    • E. 

      Decreased serotonin

  • 4. 
    A 27-year-old patient with schizophrenia shows extreme psychomotor agitation to the point of physical exhaustion. At times, he holds unusual, uncomfortable-looking body positions. This patient is most likely to have which of the following subtypes of schizophrenia?
    • A. 

      Catatonic

    • B. 

      Disorganized

    • C. 

      Paranoid

    • D. 

      Residual

    • E. 

      Undifferentiated

  • 5. 
    Questions 5 and 6 A 36-year-old patient with schizophrenia tells the physician that the government has been listening in on all of his phone conversations for the past year. This symptom indicates that the patient is most likely to have which of the following types of schizophrenia?
    • A. 

      Catatonic

    • B. 

      Disorganized

    • C. 

      Paranoid

    • D. 

      Residual

    • E. 

      Undifferentiated

  • 6. 
    Questions 5 and 6 A 36-year-old patient with schizophrenia tells the physician that the government has been listening in on all of his phone conversations for the past year. The patient's false belief about the government is an example of a disorder of
    • A. 

      Thought processes

    • B. 

      Thought content

    • C. 

      Form of thought

    • D. 

      Perception

    • E. 

      Affect

  • 7. 
    Which of the following symptoms of schizophrenia is likely to respond best to antipsychotic medication?
    • A. 

      Delusions

    • B. 

      Flattening of affect

    • C. 

      Poor speech content

    • D. 

      Lack of motivation

    • E. 

      Social withdrawal

  • 8. 
    When compared to traditional antipsychotic medication, atypical antipsychotic medication is more likely to be helpful for which of the following symptoms?
    • A. 

      Hallucinations

    • B. 

      Delusions

    • C. 

      Agitation

    • D. 

      Talkativeness

    • E. 

      Social withdrawal

  • 9. 
    A 20-year-old woman tells the physician that sometimes she becomes frightened when her room is dark because her computer looks like a lion lurking in the corner. This is an example of
    • A. 

      An illusion

    • B. 

      A neologism

    • C. 

      A hallucination

    • D. 

      A delusion

    • E. 

      An idea of reference

  • 10. 
    A 53-year-old hospitalized patient with schizophrenia tells the physician that a newscaster was talking about her when he said on television, "A woman was found shoplifting today." This patient's statement is an example of
    • A. 

      An illusion

    • B. 

      A neologism

    • C. 

      A hallucination

    • D. 

      A delusion

    • E. 

      An idea of reference

  • 11. 
    A 35-year-old man who lives in a group home says that his roommates are spying on him by listening to him through the electrical outlets. For this reason, he has changed roommates a number of times over the last 5 years. He dresses strangely, is dirty with unkempt hair, and seems preoccupied. He reports that he has trouble paying attention to the doctor's questions because "I am listening to my leader giving me instructions in my head." Neuropsychological evaluation of this patient is most likely to reveal
    • A. 

      Memory impairment

    • B. 

      Inability to state his name

    • C. 

      Mental retardation

    • D. 

      Frontal lobe dysfunction

    • E. 

      Lack of orientation to place

  • 12. 
    A 20-year-old man reports that he just found out that his mother (whom he believed had died when he was a child) has been in an institution for the past 15 years with schizophrenia. He asks what the chances are that he will develop schizophrenia over the course of his life. The most correct answer is approximately
    • A. 

      1%

    • B. 

      5%

    • C. 

      10%

    • D. 

      50%

    • E. 

      80%

  • 13. 
    A patient reports that his 19-year-old identical twin brother has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia and wants to know what the likelihood is that he will develop this disorder. The most correct answer is approximately
    • A. 

      1%

    • B. 

      5%

    • C. 

      12%

    • D. 

      50%

    • E. 

      80%

  • 14. 
    The percentage of patients with schizophrenia who attempt suicide is approximately
    • A. 

      1%

    • B. 

      5%

    • C. 

      12%

    • D. 

      50%

    • E. 

      80%

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is most closely associated with a good prognosis in schizophrenia?
    • A. 

      Younger age of onset

    • B. 

      Catatonic symptoms

    • C. 

      Negative symptoms

    • D. 

      Many relapses

    • E. 

      Mood symptoms

  • 16. 
    The most common type of hallucination seen in schizophrenia is
    • A. 

      Visual

    • B. 

      Gustatory

    • C. 

      Auditory

    • D. 

      Olfactory

    • E. 

      Hypnagogic

  • 17. 
    A 45-year-old man with a 20-year history of severe depression and psychotic symptoms has held different jobs, but none of them for more than 6 months. He is successfully treated for his severe depressive symptoms, but he remains withdrawn and odd. What is the most appropriate diagnosis for this patient?
    • A. 

      Schizophrenia

    • B. 

      Schizoaffective disorder

    • C. 

      Schizophreniform disorder

    • D. 

      Brief psychotic disorder

    • E. 

      Delusional disorder

    • F. 

      Shared psychotic disorder

    • G. 

      Psychosis due to a general medical condition

  • 18. 
    A 68-year-old patient tells the physician that for the last 7 years his neighbor has been trying to get him evicted from his apartment by telling lies about him to the landlord. The patient is married and is retired from his job, which he held for over 30 years. What is the most appropriate diagnosis for this patient?
    • A. 

      Schizophrenia

    • B. 

      Schizoaffective disorder

    • C. 

      Schizophreniform disorder

    • D. 

      Brief psychotic disorder

    • E. 

      Delusional disorder

    • F. 

      Shared psychotic disorder

    • G. 

      Psychosis due to a general medical condition

  • 19. 
    A 60-year-old woman whose husband believes (in the absence of any evidence) that their house is filled with radioactive dust worries about her ability to clear the house of the dust when he is hospitalized. What is the most appropriate diagnosis for this woman?
    • A. 

      Schizophrenia

    • B. 

      Schizoaffective disorder

    • C. 

      Schizophreniform disorder

    • D. 

      Brief psychotic disorder

    • E. 

      Delusional disorder

    • F. 

      Shared psychotic disorder

    • G. 

      Psychosis due to a general medical condition

  • 20. 
    A 40-year-old attorney is convinced that his wife is trying to kill him. When he locks himself in the basement and refuses to come out, the police are called and he is taken to the emergency room of the local hospital. The wife notes that the patient has been showing increasingly strange behavior over the past 9 months. An abnormal gait is observed on physical examination. The history reveals that the patient's mother and uncle died in their early 50s after being institutionalized for many years with an unknown but similar illness. What is the most appropriate diagnosis for this patient?
    • A. 

      Schizophrenia

    • B. 

      Schizoaffective disorder

    • C. 

      Schizophreniform disorder

    • D. 

      Brief psychotic disorder

    • E. 

      Delusional disorder

    • F. 

      Shared psychotic disorder

    • G. 

      Psychosis due to a general medical condition

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