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We welcome you to this "Psychotic disorders" quiz. Mental health is a vast and complicated subject. Psychotic disorders are serious illnesses that are characterized by abnormal thinking patterns and warped perception of reality. People who have psychosis lose touch with their current reality; therefore, it can be tricky to treat and aid them. We have carefully curated this quiz to help you learn about the subject matter. All the questions in this test are compulsory So, make sure to attempt them carefully. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Onset of schizophrenia

    • A.

      Childhood

    • B.

      Middle age

    • C.

      Late adolescence

    • D.

      After age 35

    Correct Answer
    C. Late adolescence
    Explanation
    Most likely late adosescence and early adulthood but the reading also states the average is 25 in men and 29 in women because of the second rise in new cases beginning around 40.

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  • 2. 

    Diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia includes all EXCEPT

    • A.

      Delusions

    • B.

      Halluncinations

    • C.

      Disorganized speech or behavior

    • D.

      Flat or inappropriate affect

    • E.

      Symptom presence for at least 6 months

    Correct Answer
    E. Symptom presence for at least 6 months
    Explanation
    The requirement is only 1 month

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  • 3. 

    Prominent delusions in Schizophrenic clients include:

    • A.

      Made feelings or impulses

    • B.

      Thought broadcasting

    • C.

      Thought Insertion

    • D.

      Thought withdrawal

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because all of the listed options are examples of prominent delusions in Schizophrenic clients. "Made feelings or impulses" refers to the belief that one's emotions or actions are being controlled or influenced by an external force. "Thought broadcasting" is the belief that one's thoughts are being transmitted to others without their consent. "Thought insertion" refers to the belief that thoughts are being implanted into one's mind by an external source. "Thought withdrawal" is the belief that thoughts are being taken away or removed by an external force.

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  • 4. 

    A hallucination is essentially an erroneous belief that is fixed and firmly held despite clear contradictory evidence

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A hallucination is not an erroneous belief but rather a perception or experience that seems real but is not based on external stimuli. It is a sensory experience that occurs in the absence of any actual sensory input. Therefore, it is not a belief that can be held despite contradictory evidence.

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  • 5. 

    The most common hallucinations are

    • A.

      Auditory

    • B.

      Visual

    • C.

      Olfactory

    • D.

      Gustatory

    Correct Answer
    A. Auditory
    Explanation
    auditory hallucinations (e.g., hearing voices) are by far the most common, being present in up to 75 percent of patients with schizophrenia

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  • 6. 

    Clients with residual schizophrenia

    • A.

      Continually present positive symptoms but no negative symptoms

    • B.

      Continually present negative symptoms but no positive symptoms

    • C.

      Presents a mixed presentation of symptoms

    • D.

      Presents negative symptoms mostly but may show only mild positive symptoms

    Correct Answer
    D. Presents negative symptoms mostly but may show only mild positive symptoms
    Explanation
    pg.465

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  • 7. 

    What is the notable difference in schizoaffective disorder, not present in others in the schizophrenic category?

    • A.

      It is a hybrid between schizophrenia and mood disorders

    • B.

      It presents negative symptoms but only mild positive symptoms

    • C.

      It is a personality disorder (Axis II)

    • D.

      It is a less severe type

    Correct Answer
    A. It is a hybrid between schizophrenia and mood disorders
    Explanation
    Schizoaffective disorder is a notable difference in the schizophrenic category because it is a hybrid between schizophrenia and mood disorders. Unlike other disorders in the schizophrenic category, schizoaffective disorder combines symptoms of both schizophrenia and mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar disorder. This hybrid nature sets it apart from other disorders in the category, which may only present either negative or positive symptoms. Additionally, schizoaffective disorder is not classified as a personality disorder (Axis II) and it is not necessarily less severe than other types of schizophrenia.

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  • 8. 

    What is the notable difference in schizophreniform disorder not present in others in the schizophrenic category?

    • A.

      It is a hybrid between schizophrenia and mood disorders

    • B.

      Presumably this disorder must be present before one can recieve a schizophrenia disorder diagnosis

    • C.

      The prognosis of schizophreniform disorder is worse than that for established form of schizophrenia

    • D.

      It is a personality disorder located on Axis II

    Correct Answer
    B. Presumably this disorder must be present before one can recieve a schizophrenia disorder diagnosis
    Explanation
    pg. 466

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  • 9. 

    What is the notable difference in delusional disorder not present in other disorders in the schizophrenia category?

    • A.

      Presence of bizzare delusions

    • B.

      Episodes lasts 1 month but less than 6 months

    • C.

      Normal when delusions are not activated

    • D.

      Only present in the elderly

    Correct Answer
    C. Normal when delusions are not activated
    Explanation
    The notable difference in delusional disorder, not present in other disorders in the schizophrenia category, is that individuals with delusional disorder appear normal when their delusions are not activated. This means that they do not exhibit any symptoms or signs of mental illness when they are not experiencing delusions. This is in contrast to other disorders in the schizophrenia category where individuals may exhibit ongoing symptoms even when not actively experiencing delusions or other psychotic symptoms.

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  • 10. 

    Schizophrenia is

    • A.

      Polygenic

    • B.

      Monogenic

    • C.

      Familial

    • D.

      Environmental

    Correct Answer
    A. Polygenic
    Explanation
    Schizophrenia is a complex mental disorder that is influenced by multiple genes, making it polygenic. This means that there are many different genes that contribute to the development of schizophrenia, and it is not caused by a single gene or a small number of genes. The interaction between these multiple genes and environmental factors is believed to play a role in the development of the disorder. Familial factors, such as a family history of schizophrenia, can also increase the risk of developing the condition.

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  • 11. 

     To Brown and his collegues, Expressed Emotion is NOT

    • A.

      Love

    • B.

      Criticism

    • C.

      Hostility

    • D.

      Emotional Overinvolvement

    Correct Answer
    A. Love
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Love. Expressed Emotion refers to the level of emotional involvement, criticism, and hostility expressed by family members towards a person with a mental illness. It does not include love, as love is a positive emotion and is not considered a part of Expressed Emotion.

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  • 12. 

    According to Brown and his colleagues the most important of element of Expressed Emotion is:

    • A.

      Criticism

    • B.

      Hostility

    • C.

      Emotional Overinvolvement

    • D.

      Love

    Correct Answer
    A. Criticism
    Explanation
    According to Brown and his colleagues, the most important element of Expressed Emotion is criticism. This suggests that when individuals express their emotions, particularly negative ones, in a critical manner, it can have a significant impact on relationships and overall emotional well-being. Criticism can lead to feelings of defensiveness, resentment, and can strain the connection between individuals. Therefore, it is crucial to address and manage criticism in order to maintain healthy and positive relationships.

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