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PSYA4: Schizophrenia (simplified)

Mr Blakeley

Covers the topic of Schizophrenia (relevant Cardwell & Flanagan page in brackets)

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4.(173) 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
7.(164) Those symptoms which involve a breakdown of normal functioning - something is 'taken away'
8.(166) Illegal recreational drugs which increase the levels of neurotransmitters found to be linked with SZ
9.(164) The stability of a diagnosis - if diagnosed as Schizophrenic now, then the same diagnosis should be made at another time
10.(166) If one twin suffers from a condition, the likelihood that their twin also suffers from this condition
11.(164) The extent to which two separate researchers, or psychiatrists, would have the same findings - or diagnosis
13.(166) A neural-hormonal explanation of SZ which focuses on a particular neurotransmitter
15.(164) Is often found in those who suffer from SZ - as much as 47%, according to Buckley
16.(165) Researcher who, along with 7 others, faked Schizophrenic symptoms in order to be committed into a psychiatric hospital
17.(169) Type of mother described by Fromm-Reichmann, who are overbearing and rejecting of their children
18.(168) 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
19.(168) The approach, founded by Freud, which focuses on childhood influences for psychiatric conditions
20.(173) A word which refers to the cognitive thought processes of those suffering from SZ - it means that it makes them unable to cope effectively
23.(164/5) When the same symptoms occurs in more than one condition - such as affective flattening in Depression and SZ
24.(166) Studies which try to eliminate environmental factors in twin upbringing
25.(171) Uncontrollable movements of the tongue, lips and mouth etc often found after taking conventional antipsychotics
26.(164) Delusions of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - where the person thinks that they are much more powerful or influential than the reality
27.(168) How frequently families show feelings of hostility, criticism and emotional over-involvement
28.(166) Given to sufferers of Parkinson's Disease to raise levels of a certain neurotransmitter - SZ symptoms were often observed as a result
29.(171) 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
30.(164) The lack of motivation often found in Schizophrenics
1.(170) Drugs which work by binding to D2 (dopamine) receptors, whilst not stimulating them
2.(171) Studied the efficacy (effectiveness) of drugs compared to placebo. Focused on relapse rates
3.(168) The approach which sees the human mind as working like a computer, and focuses on faulty thinking patterns
5.(164) The standard guidelines surrounding the classification and diagnosis of various mental illnesses
6.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
12.(165) Studied the different frequencies of SZ diagnoses from US and UK psychiatrists
14.(168) When children receive contradictory messages from parents - hearing 'I love you', but being pushed away simultaneously
21.(170) Something which inhibits a neurotransmitter. For instance, conventional antipsychotic drugs are dopamine _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
22.(164) Speech problems experienced by Schizophrenics

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