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DSM-5: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

1)What is a psychotic delusion? List 3 examples of delusions (e.g., persecutory, grandiose, jealous). [Note: Do not use bizarre or nonbizarre as your examples].What is the difference between bizarre and nonbizarre delusions? Give an example of each. (p. 87)

  • What is a psychotic hallucination? Most common? 2 other examples (e.g., tactile, olfactory)? Note: Hypnagogic hallucinations are NOT psychotic hallucinations – they occur in normal human experience. (p. 87)
  • What is meant by the following: Disorganized speech, grossly disorganized behavior, and catatonic behavior? Give 2 examples of negative symptoms. (p. 88)
  • Number and duration of delusions for delusional disorder? Criterion C? What are 3 types of delusional disorders? (p. 90-91) How does delusional disorder differ from schizophrenia? (p. 90 [B], 93)
  • How many symptoms are required for brief psychotic disorder? What is the duration of an episode? How is the duration different from that of schizophrenia or schizophreniform? (p. 94)
  • Number of symptoms for schizophreniform? Duration? How does it differ from schizophrenia? What percentage recover within 6 months and receive schizophreniform as the final diagnosis? (p. 96-8)
  • What are the symptoms of schizophrenia? How many symptoms over a 1-month period are needed to qualify for Criterion A of schizophrenia (active phase)? (p. 99)
  • What impact do the symptoms of schizophrenia have on functioning? How long do continuous signs of schizophrenia need to persist? (p. 99)
  • What is characteristic of the prodromal and residual phases of schizophrenia? (p. 99).
  • What is the primary feature of schizoaffective disorder? For how long must the symptoms that meet criteria for a major mood episode be present? What distinguishes schizoaffective disorder from schizophrenia? (p. 105, 109)
  • What are the predominant symptoms of substance/medication-induced psychotic disorder? (p.110)
  • What are the predominant symptoms of psychotic disorder due to another medical condition? (p. 115)

Reichenberg Chapter 3: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

  • What environmental factors can exacerbate the characteristics of those with delusion disorder? (Pg. 72)
  • What are some suggestions for therapists working with clients with delusions? (Pg. 73)
  • How does the diagnosis of schizophreniform differ from brief psychotic disorder and schizophrenia? (Pg. 76)
  • When do the symptoms of schizophrenia tend to emerge? At what age do men typically experience a full psychotic episode? Women? (Pg. 79)
  • Genetic risk factors are responsible for what percentage of the development of schizophrenia? Other factors that can contribute to onset? Which drugs? (p. 80)
  • What are some qualities that therapists need to convey when working with those who have schizophrenia? After creating a positive alliance, what is suggested when working with a client’s delusions and hallucinations? What is cautioned against? (Pg. 82)
  • Which symptoms are best treated by medication and which are least impacted? What are 3 factors that contribute to medication noncompliance? (Pgs. 83-84)
  • What are 4 psychosocial interventions (therapies) that have strong research support for the treatment of schizophrenia? (Pgs. 84 – 86) In addition to the book, see: http://www.div12.org/psychological-treatments/disorders/schizophrenia-and-other-severe-mental-illnesses/
  • Why is dual diagnosis treatment important for those with schizophrenia? (Pg. 85)
  • Under the heading of Long Term Management, what are 4 factors that contribute to a better prognosis for schizophrenia? (Pg. 85)
  • Why are education and counseling important treatment component for families? (Pg. 86)

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