4 January 2013
Schizophrenia Quiz 1. What is schizophrenia?
a. A mental illness which causes individuals to suffer from a loss of contact with reality.
b. A mental illness which causes severe depression and sadness.
c. A mental illness that causes persistent obsessions or compulsions that are severe enough they become time consuming.
d. A mental illness that causes great instability, including major shifts in mood, an unstable self-image, and impulsivity. 2. True or false: Research suggests schizophrenia has biological causes. This means the more closely related the individual is to the person with schizophrenia the more likely they are to develop the disorder as well. 3. Symptoms of schizophrenia need to be present for how long before a diagnosis can be made?
a. One week
b. One month
c. Six months
d. One year 4. Which of the following is not an example of a negative symptom of schizophrenia?
a. Poor speech quality
b. Flat affect
c. Loss of motivation or direction
d. Social withdrawal
e. Loss of hearing
5. Which of the following is not as example of a positive symptom of schizophrenia?
a. Delusions (false interpretations of reality)
b. Hearing voices
c. Frequent temper tantrums and outbursts
d. Making up words
e. Disordered thinking and speech 6. True or false: About 70% of schizophrenic clients take their medication as prescribed. 7. All of the following are possible side effects of antipsychotic drugs expect:
a. Muscle tremors and rigidity
b. Being confused about reality
c. Bizarre movements of the face, neck, tongue and back
d. Restlessness and discomfort in limbs 8. The goal of cognitive-behavioral therapy is to:
a. Assist schizophrenics to remain as functional as possible with daily