Schizophrenia Review
Instructions: This review is based on information on this web site about the schizophrenia. Select the correct answer for each statement. When you have finished, click on the "Get score" button and your test will be graded. Good luck!

1. Which of the following amounts best describes the cost to society of schizophrenia?
$13.5 million per year
$6.2 billion per year
$32.5 billion per year

2. Paranoia is the unreal fear of:
excessive weight gain
loss of hearing
someone out to get you

3. The state of becoming fixed in a single position for a long period of time is:

4. Which is not one of the three basic types of schizophrenia?
disorganized schizophrenia
hallucinatory schizophrenia
paranoid schizophrenia

5. Hallucinations do NOT include:
hearing voices
smelling things

6. The lateral ventricles in the brains of people with schizophrenia tend to be:
larger than normal
smaller than normal
the same size as normal

7. Studies have shown that genetics:
are the only cause of schizophrenia
do not play a role in the schizophrenia
play some role in the cause of schizophrenia

8. The dopamine theory states that schizophrenia is caused by:
excessive drug ingestion by mothers during pregnancy
excessive dopamine system in the brain
excessive dopamine system in the spinal cord

9. Psychosis, or a psychotic episode, can best be described as:
a loss of memory
a change in behavior
a period of high physical activity

10. Which of the following statements best describes the effects of schizophrenia on the numbers of men and women?
Schizophrenia affects more men than women
Schizophrenia affects less men than women
Schizophrenia affects about the same number of men and women

11. People with schizophrenia have:
splits from reality
split personalities
multiple persoanlities

12. Schizophrenia is found in the general population at a rate of about:

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