Schizophrenia: Classification of schizophrenia


A Level


5m 50s
In this podcast we’ll be looking at the classification of schizophrenia, focusing on positive and negative symptoms, and be discussing the reliability and validity of diagnosis, including reference to co-morbidity, culture and gender bias, as well as symptom overlap.


Jean Marc Lawton


Classification of schizophrenia – task


  • Listen to the podcast on classification of schizophrenia, making notes as you do so


  • From your notes then write a summary of the podcast. This should include references to:


a] Type I and II schizophrenia


b] Positive and negative symptoms


c] Reliability and validity of diagnosis, with reference to comorbidity, culture and gender bias, symptom overlap


  • You may find that you need to listen to the podcast more than once to achieve this

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