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Those with paranoid schizophrenia are particularly prone to delusions of:

persecution.

Regarding the treatment of schizophrenia, dopamine-blocking drugs have little effect on persistent _____ symptoms such as toneless voices or expressionless faces.

negative

This subtype of schizophrenia is characterized by a preoccupation with delusions or hallucinations.

paranoid

Regarding the treatment of schizophrenia, _____-blocking drugs have little effect on persistent negative symptoms such as withdrawal.

dopamine

In the context of schizophrenia, perception is to hallucination as cognition is to _____.

delusion

If a woman has schizophrenia, her identical twin's chances of being similarly afflicted are about _____ if they shared a placenta.

6 in 10

Nearly 1 in _____ people will develop schizophrenia.

100

The CDC recommendation is that women who will be more than _____ months pregnant during the flu season get a flu shot.

3

In terms of psychological disorders, nearly 1 in 100 people will develop _____.

schizophrenia

In terms of psychological disorders, oxygen deprivation at the time of birth is a known risk factor for _____.

schizophrenia

Those with paranoid _____ are particularly prone to delusions of persecution.

schizophrenia

Regarding the treatment of schizophrenia, therapeutic drugs that block dopamine receptors are most likely to reduce _____.

hallucinations

People with _____ often have disturbed perceptions called hallucinations, which are sensory experiences without sensory stimulation from the environment.

schizophrenia

Regarding the treatment of _____, dopamine-blocking drugs have little effect on persistent negative symptoms.

schizophrenia

Those with paranoid schizophrenia are particularly prone to delusions of _____.

persecution

If a person has schizophrenia, his or her identical twin's chances of being similarly afflicted are about _____ if they did NOT share a placenta.

1 in 10

The most common hallucinations experienced in _____ are auditory.

schizophrenia

If a person has schizophrenia, his or her identical twin's chances of being similarly afflicted are about 6 in 10 if they shared a _____.

placenta

People with schizophrenia often have disturbed perceptions called _____, which are sensory experiences without sensory stimulation from the environment.

hallucinations

Regarding the treatment of schizophrenia, _____-blocking drugs have little effect on persistent negative symptoms such as toneless voices or expressionless faces.

dopamine

A major characteristic of schizophrenia is inappropriate emotion. For example, some people suffering from schizophrenia exhibit a(n) _____, often described as a "zombielike" state of apparent apathy.

flat affect

The abuse of illegal stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamine is sometimes associated with hallucinations and paranoia, symptoms sometimes seen in schizophrenia. Like schizophrenia, these drugs stimulate the activity of the neurotransmitter:

dopamine.

The most common hallucinations experienced in schizophrenia are:

auditory.

Modern brain-scanning techniques reveal that some people with chronic schizophrenia have abnormally low brain activity in the _____ lobes.

frontal

A _____ is a false belief that often accompanies psychotic disorders.

delusion

Maternal famine and second-trimester influenza both increase the risk that the child will later develop schizophrenia by a factor of:

2

Hamish and Jonas are schizophrenics. They are strangers, but they do have one thing in common besides schizophrenia: they each have an identical twin. Hamish was raised alongside his twin, June. Jonas' twin, Michael, was raised in a distant city by an unrelated family. June has a _____ percent chance of being schizophrenic. Michael has a _____ percent of chance of being schizophrenic.

50; 50

Which of the following best illustrates a negative symptom of schizophrenia?

expressionless face and toneless voice

The relationship between the season in which people are born and their subsequent risk of schizophrenia best highlights the role of _____ in this disorder.

viral infections

Last year, Nikki was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and one of her symptoms is related to inappropriate emotion. She sometimes lapses into a "zombielike" state of apparent apathy known as:

flat affect.

Mr. Keller incorrectly believes that people are constantly laughing at him and that FBI agents are trying to steal his savings. Specifically, Mr. Keller is suffering from _____.

delusions

One of the hallmarks of _____ is disorganized thinking. Theorists suggest that people with such disorganized thoughts have a breakdown in selective attention.

schizophrenia

This subtype of schizophrenia is characterized by disorganized speech or behavior, or inappropriate emotion.

disorganized

_____ is to an absence of appropriate behaviors as _____ is to an excess of inappropriate behaviors.

Negative symptoms; positive symptoms

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 then the patient becomes quite agitated.

catatonia

Oxygen deprivation at the time of birth is a known risk factor for:

schizophrenia.

What is the increased risk percentage of schizophrenia for those born during the winter and spring months?

5 to 8 percent

Catatonia is characterized by:

periods of immobility or excessive, purposeless movement.

Modern brain-scanning techniques reveal that some people with chronic schizophrenia have abnormally low activity in the _____ lobes.

frontal

A(n) _____ is a false belief that often accompanies psychotic disorders.

delusion

The CDC recommendation is that women who will be more than _____ month(s) pregnant during the flu season get a flu shot.

3

Maternal famine and second-trimester influenza both increase the risk that the child will later develop schizophrenia by a factor of _____.

2

One of the hallmarks of schizophrenia is disorganized thinking. Theorists suggest that people with such disorganized thoughts have:

a breakdown in selective attention.

Zeke is convinced that the CIA is after him for what he knows. He believes that any black truck or van is the "agency," and he refuses to eat any foods that start with the letter "C." He feels he must read the newspaper every day to know whether or not there are messages in it about him. Zeke has _____ schizophrenia.

paranoid

People who have a sibling or parent with schizophrenia have about a _____ chance of developing the disorder.

1 in 10

In the context of schizophrenia, hallucination is to delusion as _____ is to _____.

perception; cognition

In the context of schizophrenia, perception is to _____ as cognition is to _____.

hallucination; delusion

The most common _____ experienced in schizophrenia are auditory.

hallucinations

The most common hallucinations experienced in schizophrenia affect the sense of _____.

hearing

All of the following are characteristics of schizophrenia EXCEPT:

diminished interest or pleasure in most activities.

Regarding the treatment of schizophrenia, therapeutic drugs that block dopamine receptors are most likely to reduce:

hallucinations.

Trevor has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. His parents have a difficult time understanding him because his speech is fragmented and bizarre. He jumps from one idea to another, sometimes within sentences, creating a _____.

word salad

Researchers have discovered that there are an excessive number of receptor sites for _____ in schizophrenia patient's brains.

dopamine

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