Chapter 13: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders Outline Quiz

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Which of the following is considered a 'positive' symptom of schizophrenia?


What is the most common type of delusion in schizophrenia?

Delusions of grandeur

What is the experience of sensory events without environmental input called in schizophrenia?


Which part of the brain is most active during auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia?

Broca's area

What is characterized by cognitive slippage, tangentiality, and loose associations in schizophrenia?

Disorganized speech

What term did Emil Kraepelin use to describe the schizophrenic syndrome?

Dementia praecox

Who introduced the term 'schizophrenia'?

Eugen Bleuler

What are the broad spectrum of cognitive and emotional dysfunctions in schizophrenia characterized by?

All of the above

According to current thinking, what is considered important in understanding the onset and course of schizophrenia?

Onset and course

What did Eugen Bleuler identify as being included within a spectrum of schizophrenia?

Different variants

What is the DSM-5 criteria for Somatic Symptom Disorder?

Presence of at least one somatic symptom causing distress and/or disruption of daily life

What is the prevalence of Somatic Symptom Disorder?

Relatively rare condition

Who is more likely to be affected by Somatic Symptom Disorder?

Unmarried, low SES women

What is the specifier for individuals whose somatic complaints predominantly involve pain?

Severe severity level

How is Illness Anxiety Disorder described in terms of anxiety about health?

High level of anxiety about health

What is the preoccupation with fears of having or acquiring a serious illness known as in Illness Anxiety Disorder?


In Illness Anxiety Disorder, what are the somatic symptoms like in terms of intensity?

Mild in intensity or absent

What does the individual do in response to the preoccupation with fears of having or acquiring a serious illness in Illness Anxiety Disorder?

"Performs excessive health-related behaviors"

"What is true according to DSM-5 criteria for Illness Anxiety Disorder?"

"The preoccupation with illness is clearly excessive or disproportionate"

What did the research on Somatic Symptom Disorder point out?

It runs a chronic course and has a relatively rare condition.

What characterizes somatic symptom disorders?

Presence of somatic symptoms often medically unexplained with excessive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to the symptoms

Which disorder was formerly called Briquet’s syndrome?

Somatic symptom disorder

What is the main feature of illness anxiety disorder?

Preoccupation with health or symptoms without having any medical basis

What characterizes conversion disorder?

Presence of one or more somatic symptoms that are often medically unexplained

What is the definition of dissociative disorders?

Excessive or maladaptive response to physical symptoms or health concerns

What are the features of depersonalization/derealization disorder?

Feeling detached from one’s mind or body or being in a dreamlike state

What is dissociative amnesia characterized by?

Inability to recall important autobiographical information

What is the primary feature of psychological factors affecting medical condition?

Psychological factors affecting a general medical condition

How did somatic symptom disorders originate?

First identified by French doctor who noticed patients coming to him with numerous complaints with no medical basis

What are the types of disorders included in somatic symptom disorders?

Somatic symptom disorder and illness anxiety disorder

Test your knowledge on the perspectives, clinical description, prevalence, causes, and treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Explore the defining features, symptoms, subtypes, and contributing factors associated with these conditions.

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