schizophrenia. HOW MANY MARKS FOR THIS OPTION ON EXAM?. The Schizophrenia option will constitute between 5-8 marks on the exam. This schizophrenic option will only be examined in the SHORT ANSWER section of the exam. KEY KNOWLEDGE:. This knowledge includes:
In order to be diagnosed an individual must have some symptoms persisting for at least 6 months
interest in activities and socialising
rather it is a variety of genes that
prefrontal cortex is
reduced – This is
known as hypofrontality
lobes. Activation of
auditory cortices during
is a contributing factor to delusions.
Research has shown that the more educated a person is about their mental disorder and how it affects their own life and the lives of others, the more control that person has over their disorder.
Research evidence indicates that the social support provided by members of a person’s social network outside their immediate family is also important in the management of schizophrenia and can reduce the risk of relapse.