1a). Define schizophrenia and its significant features. 1b). Name and describe three types of delusions with examples. 1c). How are delusions and hallucinations different? 1d). How are the positive symptoms and negative symptoms of schizophrenia different?
2a). Compare and contrast the following: schizoaffective disorder; schizophreniform disorder; brief psychotic disorder and schizotypal personality disorder. 2b). Explain the role of genetics, structural and functional brain abnormalities and neurotransmitters in the onset of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
3a). Discuss how psychosocial factors contribute to the onset and maintenance of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Be sure to include social drift, urban birth and expressed emotion.
4a). Identify and explain typical and atypical antipsychotic medication. 4b.) Explain tardive dyskinesia.
5a). Compare and contrast somatic symptom disorder and illness anxiety disorder. 5b.) Describe treatment options for both disorders.
6a). Identify and describe the main characteristics of the following: dissociative identity disorder; dissociative amnesia; dissociative fugue and depersonalization/derealization disorder. 6b). Compare and contrast organic amnesia; anterograde amnesia; psychogenic amnesia and retrograde amnesia.
7a). Compare and contrast factitious disorder and factitious disorder imposed on another. 7b.) Define malingering and provide a relevant example.
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