Fast Five Quiz: Schizophrenia Presentation and Diagnosis

Stephen Soreff, MD


April 13, 2021

Schizophrenia, which is estimated to affect anywhere from 0.33% to 0.75% of the global population, is a profound, severe and persistent brain disorder that causes significant alterations in thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and behavior. Symptoms of schizophrenia interfere with a patient's daily life; as a result, patients with this disorder experience lower rates of employment and independent living compared with the general population. Although the etiology of schizophrenia is not fully known, there is evidence of genetic and perinatal factor contributions.

Schizophrenia is a disorder that is often hard to comprehend due to its perplexing and seemingly contradictory array of symptoms and manifestations. How much do you know about the presentation and diagnosis of schizophrenia? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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