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Positive symptoms

hallucinations and delusions

2

Negative symptoms

speech poverty and avolition

3

Reliability and validity

They hinder the classification of schizophrenia, including reference to co-morbidity, culture and gender bias and symptom overlap

4

it ...

- is a psychotic disorder characterised by major disturbances of thoughts, emotion and behaviour
- affects 1% of the population over 18
-is not a dual personality
- develops in early adult life, normally 5-10 years after men for women

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Episodic illness

periods of psychotic disturbances interspersed with normal periods of functioning

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sufferers...

have low mood, anxiety, difficulty concentrating and problems in relationships before and after active phase

7

Family interactions

Bateson (1956) double-blind theory