Schizophrenia Disorder Quiz



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About This Quiz

Schizophrenia affects roughly 24 million people in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Do you know who’s most likely at risk for schizophrenia or how to treat this disorder? Find out by taking this quiz.

What is schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is often confused with dissociative identity disorder, but the truth is that the two are completely different. And though hearing internal voices is a symptom of schizophrenia, the condition is more complex than that. People with the condition often can't act normally in social situations, lack normal emotional responses to others and have trouble thinking logically at times.


True or false: People with schizophrenia usually show symptoms between infancy and the age of 5.

Symptoms of schizophrenia usually develop later in life -- in the late teens and 20s for men, and during the 20s and 30s for women. Reports of children showing the symptoms of schizophrenia are rare.


How many people (18 years and older) in the U.S. have a diagnosis for schizophrenia?

An estimated 1 out of every 100 adults (1 percent) in the United States is living with schizophrenia.


Which of the following is NOT a suggested treatment for schizophrenia?

Though medical marijuana may be an appropriate treatment for other illnesses, it can do more harm than good for people with schizophrenia. In fact, any recreational drug use can worsen hallucinations and decrease the effectiveness of medications that fight the symptoms of schizophrenia.


Psychosis, or moments of hallucination or delusions that make it hard to determine what's real, can include which false sense:

Unusual as it sounds, all five of the senses -- even taste -- can be falsified during a psychosis episode.


Which of the following causes schizophrenia?

With the help of technology and science, researchers are learning more about schizophrenia, but have yet to pinpoint a specific cause. Looking at key moments in brain development and specific genes are a few new directions for research.


Are people with schizophrenia more violent?

In general, people with schizophrenia are not more violent, unless they had a history of violence beforehand.


How long must someone show symptoms of schizophrenia and continual psychological disturbance to be diagnosed with the disorder?

According to the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), someone has to show symptoms of schizophrenia coupled with continual psychological disturbance for 6 months before being diagnosed.


Is it true that people with schizophrenia are more likely to commit suicide?

Sadly, people with schizophrenia are more likely to commit suicide. Around 10 percent of people with the disorder succeed at taking their own lives.


Who has the highest chances of developing schizophrenia?

People whose identical twins have schizophrenia are 40 to 65 percent more likely to develop the disorder. People whose parents or siblings have the disorder are at an increased risk as well, but not nearly high as those with identical twins with schizophrenia. Even with this statistic, researchers admit there are many other factors to consider about who is more likely to develop schizophrenia.


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