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PSYA4: Schizophrenia

Mr Blakeley

Covers the topic of Schizophrenia

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4.Illegal recreational drugs which increase the levels of neurotransmitters found to be linked with SZ
7.The standard guidelines surrounding the classification and diagnosis of various mental illnesses
8.Studied the different frequencies of SZ diagnoses from US and UK psychiatrists
11.A neural-hormonal explanation of SZ which focuses on a particular neurotransmitter
14.If one twin suffers from a condition, the likelihood that their twin also suffers from this condition
19.Drugs which work by binding to D2 (dopamine) receptors, whilst not stimulating them
24.The theory which states that, once somebody is given the diagnosis of SZ, they will then act up to it as a form of self-fulfilling prophecy
26.Uncontrollable movements of the tongue, lips and mouth etc often found after taking conventional antipsychotics
27.Given to sufferers of Parkinson's Disease to raise levels of a certain neurotransmitter - SZ symptoms were often observed as a result
28.When children receive contradictory messages from parents - hearing 'I love you', but being pushed away simultaneously
29.A methodological flaw in the Gottdiener review. About half of the studies investigated did not include this - which suggests there may be a bias in research surrounding Psychotherapy
1.The approach, founded by Freud, which focuses on childhood influences for psychiatric conditions
2.The extent to which two separate researchers, or psychiatrists, would have the same findings - or diagnosis
3.Speech problems experienced by Schizophrenics
5.Studied the efficacy (effectiveness) of drugs compared to placebo. Focused on relapse rates
6.Type of mother described by Fromm-Reichmann, who are overbearing and rejecting of their children
9.The stability of a diagnosis - if diagnosed as Schizophrenic now, then the same diagnosis should be made at another time
10.The impact a drug has which was not intended - can often be very serious and bring into question the appropriateness of drugs as a treatment
12.How frequently families show feelings of hostility, criticism and emotional over-involvement
13.A word which refers to the cognitive thought processes of those suffering from SZ - it means that it makes them unable to cope effectively
15.Something which inhibits a neurotransmitter. For instance, conventional antipsychotic drugs are dopamine _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
16.Studies which try to eliminate environmental factors in twin upbringing
17.When the same symptoms occurs in more than one condition - such as affective flattening in Depression and SZ
18.The idea that we are a combination of nature and nurture. In SZ, we have a genetic threshold but it is our life events which determine whether or not we actually develop the disorder
19.The approach which sees the human mind as working like a computer, and focuses on faulty thinking patterns
20.Is often found in those who suffer from SZ - as much as 47%, according to Buckley
21.The lack of motivation often found in Schizophrenics
22.Delusions of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - where the person thinks that they are much more powerful or influential than the reality
23.Researcher who, along with 7 others, faked Schizophrenic symptoms in order to be committed into a psychiatric hospital
25.Those symptoms which involve a breakdown of normal functioning - something is 'taken away'

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