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What are the positive symptoms of schizophrenia

Delusions
Auditory hallucinations
Disorganised thoughts

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What are the negative symptoms

Losing emotional responses
Inability to feel pleasure
Lack of motivation

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According to the DSM-IV, what two or more of the following do you need to have in order to be diagnosed as schizophrenic?

Delusions
Hallucinations
Disorganised speech or disorganised behaviour
Negative symptoms
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Social occupational dysfunction, at least 6 months duration - no other explanation can be found such as medication or developmental disorders

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According to the ICD-10, what symptoms must you have to be diagnosed as schizophrenic

Thought echo, thought insertion or withdrawal broadcasting
Delusions of control
Hallucinatory voices
Persistent delusions
Persistent hallucinations
Incoherence or irrelevant speech
Catatonic behaviour
Negative symptoms such as marked apathy

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What does psychosis involve?

Loss of contact with reality leading to withdrawal from the outside world as the person becomes more confused and disorientated

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