Fast Five Quiz: Schizophrenia Presentation and Diagnosis

Stephen Soreff, MD; Heidi Moawad, MD


May 31, 2023

Schizophrenia, which is estimated to affect approximately 1% 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 has no index and universal diagnosis and presents with a 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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