What Is Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome?


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What is attenuated psychosis syndrome?

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1. Which of the following is a symptom of attenuated psychosis syndrome?

2. Which of the following is NOT a reason that the workgroup decided not to add attenuated psychosis syndrome as an official diagnosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome (APS) is not yet an officially-recognized diagnosis and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this syndrome. You will be quizzed about the symptoms that define this syndrome and why it's not yet an official diagnosis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Definition of Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome
  • Symptoms of this syndrome
  • Relationship between this syndrome and other psychiatric disorders
  • Why the DSM-5 work group only added APS to the appendix

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome lesson
  • Making connections - connect the word attenuated, meaning weakened, to the symptoms of APS
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome and its features
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast APS from other psychotic disorders

Additional Learning

To learn more about Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome, review the accompanying lesson called What is Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome (APS)
  • Recognize symptoms of APS
  • Explain the relationship between APS and other psychotic disorders
  • Discuss why the DSM has yet to include APS as an official diagnosis