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41.  What is schizophrenia?
Anees Bahji
<5:16>   March 2020

 

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≪Questions:What is schizophrenia?≫

1. Which statement is true?

  1. Schizophrenia was first identified a few decades ago.
  2. Researchers have discovered the exact causes of schizophrenia.
  3. Schizophrenia is thought to be a syndrome.
  4. The first signs of schizophrenia are easy to detect.

 

 

  1. Circle the correct answers in the parentheses.

Male patients of schizophrenia usually

experience their first psychotic episodes

when they are in the

( early teens / late teens / early twenties /

late twenties / early thirties / late thirties )

or ( early teens / late teens /

early twenties / late twenties /

early thirties / late thirties ), and female

patients experience their first psychotic

episodes when they are in the

( late teens / early twenties /

late twenties /early thirties /

late thirties ) or ( late teens /

early twenties / late twenties /

early thirties / late thirties ).

 

 

3. Which of the following symptoms is notan example of a first psychotic episode that patients of schizophrenia may experience?

  1. delusions
  2. depressions
  3. hallucinations
  4. disordered speech and behavior

 

 

4. Which of the following symptoms is notan example of a negative symptom of schizophrenia?

  1. having multiple personalities
  2. lack of motivation
  3. less expression of emotion
  4. less expression of speech

 

 

5. Fill in the blanks.

(a) Schizophrenia is believed to

      be caused by a combination

      of (1)                                 and

      (2)                               risk factors.

 

(b) About (3)                   % of people

      have schizophrenia, but children

      or siblings of people with

      schizophrenia are

      (4)                         times likelier to

      develop the disease, and 

       an identical twin of someone

       with schizophrenia has a 

       (5)                 %  chance of being

       affected.

 

 (c) Immediate relatives of people

        with schizophrenia often

         exhibit (6)                    version

         of traits related to the

        disorder.

  

(d) People who were exposed to

        certain (7)                      in early

        infancy might be more likely

        to develop schizophrenia.

  

(e) Use of some (8)                   may

      trigger the onset of psychosis

      in highly susceptible individuals.

 

 

6.Which statement is true about schizophrenia?

  1. Antipsychotic drugs can reduce both positive and negative symptoms.
  2. Antipsychotic drugs may cause some side effects like weight loss.
  3. Some people with schizophrenia show a loss of neural tissue.
  4. Most researchers agree that antipsychotic drugs are not effective.

 

 

7. Write “T” if the statement is true and “F” if the statement is false.

  1. Early intervention is important to cure schizophrenia.           
  2. Electroconvulsive therapy is not effective.            
  3. People with schizophrenia tend to become violent, so it is necessary for them to take antipsychotic drugs.        
  4. It sometimes becomes difficult for people with schizophrenia to seek help because of the dehumanizing stigma attached to the illness.           




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≪Answers:What is schizophrenia?≫

1. Which statement is true?

  1. Schizophrenia was first identified a few decades ago.
  2. Researchers have discovered the exact causes of schizophrenia.
  3. Schizophrenia is thought to be a syndrome.
  4. The first signs of schizophrenia are easy to detect.

 

 

  1. Circle the correct answers in the parentheses.

Male patients of schizophrenia usually

experience their first psychotic episodes

when they are in the

( early teens / late teens / early twenties /

late twenties / early thirties / late thirties )

or ( early teens / late teens /

early twenties / late twenties /

early thirties / late thirties ), and female

patients experience their first psychotic

episodes when they are in the

( late teens / early twenties /

late twenties /early thirties /

late thirties ) or ( late teens /

early twenties / late twenties /

early thirties / late thirties ).

 

 

3. Which of the following symptoms is notan example of a first psychotic episode that patients of schizophrenia may experience?

  1. delusions
  2. depressions
  3. hallucinations
  4. disordered speech and behavior

 

 

4. Which of the following symptoms is notan example of a negative symptom of schizophrenia?

  1. having multiple personalities
  2. lack of motivation
  3. less expression of emotion
  4. less expression of speech

 

 

5. Fill in the blanks.

(a) Schizophrenia is believed to

      be caused by a combination

      of (1)   genetic    and

      (2)  environmental     risk factors.

 

(b) About (3)  1    % of people

      have schizophrenia, but children

      or siblings of people with

      schizophrenia are

      (4)   10     times likelier to

      develop the disease, and 

       an identical twin of someone

       with schizophrenia has a 

       (5)    40       %  chance of being

       affected.

 

 (c) Immediate relatives of people

        with schizophrenia often

         exhibit (6)   milder     version

         of traits related to the

        disorder.

  

(d) People who were exposed to

        certain (7)   viruses    in early

        infancy might be more likely

        to develop schizophrenia.

  

(e) Use of some (8)  drugs     may

      trigger the onset of psychosis

      in highly susceptible individuals.

 

 

6.Which statement is true about schizophrenia?

  1. Antipsychotic drugs can reduce both positive and negative symptoms.
  2. Antipsychotic drugs may cause some side effects like weight loss.
  3. Some people with schizophrenia show a loss of neural tissue.
  4. Most researchers agree that antipsychotic drugs are not effective.

 

 

7. Write “T” if the statement is true and “F” if the statement is false.

  1. Early intervention is important to cure schizophrenia.     T  
  2. Electroconvulsive therapy is not effective.       
  3. People with schizophrenia tend to become violent, so it is necessary for them to take antipsychotic drugs.     
  4. It sometimes becomes difficult for people with schizophrenia to seek help because of the dehumanizing stigma attached to the illness.     T   

 
 
 

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