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Module 52 – Flashcard

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acute schizophrenia
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a form of schizophrenia that can begin at any age, frequently occurs in response to an emotionally traumatic event, and has extended recovery periods (also called reactive schizophrenia)
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chronic schizophrenia
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a form of schizophrenia in which symptoms usually appear by late adolescence or early adulthood; as people age, psychotic episodes last longer and recovery periods shorten (also called process schizophrenia)
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delusion
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a false belief, often of persecution or grandeur, that may accompany psychotic disorders
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schizophrenia
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a psychological disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and/or diminished, inappropriate emotional expression
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hallucinations
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People with schizophrenia often have disturbed perceptions, such as __________, which are sensory experiences without sensory stimulation.
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flat affect
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A major characteristic of schizophrenia is inappropriate emotion. For example, some people suffering from schizophrenia exhibit ____________, often described as a “zombielike” state of apparent apathy.
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schizophrenia.
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Mr. Kalish, a long-term government employee, falsely believed that his supervisor was a communist agent who was putting poison in the employees’ coffee. When Mr. Kalish was referred to a psychiatrist, he claimed to be the grandson of Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Kalish is most likely suffering from:
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rapidly in response to a stressful life situation.
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The chances for recovery from schizophrenia are considered to be greatest when the disorder develops:
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positive
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People with acute schizophrenia more often have the ________ symptoms that respond to drug therapy.
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negative
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Janet has chronic schizophrenia. Janet is more likely to demonstrate the _____ symptoms of schizophrenia.
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hallucinations.
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Therapeutic drugs that block dopamine receptors are most likely to reduce:
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prenatal viral infections
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Evidence suggests that ________ contribute(s) to schizophrenia.
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hallucinations.
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Dopamine overactivity appears to be most clearly related to:
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catatonia
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Mimi works in a hospital psychiatric unit. She cares for a patient with schizophrenia who often stands motionless in a corner for several hours. This ___________ usually ends abruptly and the patient becomes quite agitated.
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split from reality.
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Jared has not read the chapter on psychological disorders, so he misunderstands some basic facts. For example, he believes that schizophrenia refers to a multiple personality split rather than a:
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it develops rapidly.
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Schizophrenia is said to be acute when:
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acute; chronic
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People are more likely to recover from ________ schizophrenia than from ________ schizophrenia.
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schizophrenia.
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A reduced level of synchronized neural activity in the frontal lobes has been associated with symptoms of:
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placentas.
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If an identical twin has schizophrenia, the co-twin’s chances of being similarly affected are only 1 in 10 if they had different
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an impaired theory of mind.
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Jonah has schizophrenia. He has a very difficult time reading the facial expressions of others and reading the state of mind of those who talk to him. These problems indicate that Jonah has:
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positive symptoms.
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Frank was seen laughing inappropriately in the library and he appeared to be responding to internal stimuli. On the bus home, he was crying uncontrollably and suddenly became angered when a fellow passenger offered him a tissue. His excess of inappropriate behavior is known as:
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epigenetic factors.
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Environmental factors such as viral infections can “turn on” specific genes that predispose schizophrenia. This best illustrates the impact of:
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there is a genetic predisposition to schizophrenia.
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Research on the causes of schizophrenia strongly suggests that:
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a breakdown in selective attention.
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One of the hallmarks of schizophrenia is disorganized speech and behavior. Theorists suggest that people with such disorganized speech and behavior have:
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negative symptoms.
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Victor’s mother is frustrated because she cannot get Victor involved in any activities. Although he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, she still expects him to do things around the house. But most days, he sits in a chair with no expression on his face. His absence of appropriate behavior is known as:
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paranoia
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A PET scan study of people with ________ found increased activity in the amygdala.
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thalamus.
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Schizophrenia victims have difficulty focusing attention. This is most likely to be related to a smaller-than-normal:
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young adulthood.
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The onset of schizophrenia is typically associated with early:
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100
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Nearly 1 in _____ people will develop schizophrenia.