Schizophrenia: Definition & Overview


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Why are symptoms such as delusions and disordered speech categorized as positive symptoms of schizophrenia?

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1. Having emotions that lack intensity or don't run the full, expected range is called _____.

2. Jim displays primarily negative symptoms with his schizophrenia, including emotional flatness. How might a psychiatrist categorize Jim's type of schizophrenia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

People with schizophrenia may display many different symptoms. This quiz/worksheet combination will test your understanding of these symptoms. In addition, the quiz questions will test you on the type of schizophrenia where the person has primarily negative symptoms, such as emotional flatness, and the type when a person is motionless and exhibits wavy flexibility.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments ask you questions on the following:

  • Classification of symptoms like delusions and disordered speech
  • The term for possessing wide-ranging emotion with no intensity
  • Potential causes of schizophrenia

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the psychological disorder known as schizophrenia
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding types of schizophrenia and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the understanding you've gained regarding symptoms such as delusions and disordered speech
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about potential causes of the disorder

Additional Learning

To learn more about this mental disorder, review the accompanying lesson, Schizophrenia. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia
  • Describe the five main types of this psychotic disorder
  • Compare how the disorder affects people in real life as to how it is portrayed in the movies
  • Learn which sex and age group has a greater chance of a diagnosis of schizophrenia