Psychotic Disorders And Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia Quizzes & Trivia

Psychotic disorders are severe mental disorders that cause abnormalities with thinking and perception. Schizophrenia, for example, is a mental disorder. What can you tell us about this and other disorders? Let’s find out in this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these statements are true of Shared Psychotic Disorder?
    • A. 

      In order for this to occur, the individuals must be closely genetically related

    • B. 

      This diagnosis frequently occurs where the particular psychotic symptom is a common belief of the local culture

    • C. 

      50% of cases occur where both individuals are female and have a close personal relationship

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 2. 
    Which of the following would not be a positive symptom of schizophrenia;
    • A. 

      A belief that someone is attempting to kill you when this is clearly not the case

    • B. 

      Speaking very fast and jumping from topic to topic

    • C. 

      Frequently hearing voices telling you that your furniture moves around the house at night

    • D. 

      Looking into the mirror and seeing your face gradually melt away

  • 3. 
    A tactile hallucination where one physically feels something crawling around on and under the skin is known as;
    • A. 

      Delirium Tremens

    • B. 

      Fornication

    • C. 

      Somatic

    • D. 

      Formication

  • 4. 
    Mary presented a clinic with the following symptoms;She often makes strange faces and grimaces, tends to repeat words that have just been said to her and when another person manipulates parts of her body she will remain in that position until moved again.What does Mary suffer from?
    • A. 

      Schizophrenia, undifferentiated type

    • B. 

      Schizoaffective disorder

    • C. 

      Schizophrenia with reluctant physical motivation

    • D. 

      Schizophrenia catatonic subtype

  • 5. 
    After visiting a foreign country, Dick got separated from his tour group. He was mugged and attacked by local thieves and upon returning to the embassy went immediately home. Here he began to display unusual behaviour such as talking very quickly and jumping from subject to subject and was convinced that he was still being stalked by the attackers from overseas. He had never shown any symptoms previously and after three weeks and then they began to abate. Within two years he had not had any further symptoms.It is likely Dick was suffering from;
    • A. 

      A reaction to a stressful event and not a diagnosable condition

    • B. 

      Sudden onset Schizophrenia

    • C. 

      Brief psychotic disorder

    • D. 

      Paranoid personality type

  • 6. 
    What percentage of schizophrenics report a prodromal phase?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      70%

    • D. 

      85%

  • 7. 
    Which of these is not a common delusional content of schizophrenia?
    • A. 

      Feelings of being controlled

    • B. 

      Feelings of sexual arousal towards a therapist

    • C. 

      Feelings of being controlled by others

    • D. 

      Feeling that external events have specific relevance to the sufferer

  • 8. 
    Which disorder would be typified by the following;a) a firm unrelenting delusion which is not entirely outside the bounds of possibilityb) no bizarre delusions, disorganised speech or hallucinationsc) the individual is not taking any drugs or other mood altering substancesd) the delusions have lasted at least one month
    • A. 

      Brief psychotic disorder

    • B. 

      Delusional disorder

    • C. 

      Shared psychotic disorder

    • D. 

      Schizophreniform disorder