Schizophrenia Trivia Quiz

Schizophrenia Trivia Quiz

Answer each question to the best of your ability. Results are at the end. Enjoy!

  • Question of

    Based on the best evidence to date, what is the median incidence of schizophrenia?

    • About 15 per 100,000 persons per year
    • About 100 per 100,000 persons per year
    • About 1000 per 100,000 persons per year
    • None of the above
  • Question of

    What is the average age of onset of schizophrenia?

    • 15 years
    • 23 years
    • 25 years
    • 35 years
  • Question of

    Roughly what proportion of people diagnosed with schizophrenia experience recurrent relapse and continued disability?

    • About 90%
    • About 75%
    • About 50%
    • About 80%
  • Question of

    Is the prognosis of schizophrenia better in developing or developed countries?

    • Developing countries
    • Developed countries
    • Undeveloped countries
    • All of the above
  • Question of

    Which of the following best reflects the evidence on the sex ratio of schizophrenia?

    • The disease is equally as likely to affect men and women
    • The incidence of the disease is higher in women
    • The incidence of the disease is higher in men
    • None of the above
  • Question of

    Which of the following best reflects the evidence on olanzapine as a treatment for schizophrenia?

    • There is good evidence that the drug is better than standard antipsychotic drugs at reducing psychotic symptoms over six to eight weeks
    • Olanzapine is better than clozapine at reducing suicidal behavior over two years in patients with a high risk of suicide
    • Olanzapine is better than amisulpiride at reducing psychotic symptoms at two months
    • Olanzapine is associated with fewer extrapyramidal adverse effects than standard antipsychotic drugs
  • Question of

    Which of the following drugs has been found consistently in clinical trials to reduce the negative symptoms of schizophrenia (de-motivation, self-neglect, and reduced emotion)?

    • Chlorpromazine
    • Perazine
    • Zotepine
    • Risperidone
    • None of the above
  • Question of

    Which of the following best reflects the evidence on giving multiple sessions of a family intervention in the treatment of schizophrenia?

    • Multiple sessions are no better than a single session at reducing the relapse rate at 12 months
    • Multiple sessions of a family intervention are no better than standard psychiatric care at reducing the relapse rate at 12 months
    • Multiple sessions of a family intervention reduce relapse rates at 12 months compared with usual care, single-session family interventions, or psychoeducational interventions
    • None of the above
  • Question of

    Which of the following best reflects the evidence on the value of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and behavioral therapy in treating schizophrenia?

    • There is no evidence that behavioral therapy can help to improve rates of adherence to antipsychotic medication
    • The best available evidence suggests that CBT is no better than standard care at reducing relapse rates
    • There is very good evidence that CBT is better than standard care at reducing relapse rates
    • All of the above
  • Question of

    Which of the following best reflects the evidence on drug therapy for people with schizophrenia who are resistant to standard antipsychotic drugs?

    • There is good evidence that clozapine is better than standard drugs at improving symptoms
    • There is good evidence that clozapine is better than other newer “atypical” antipsychotic drugs at improving symptoms
    • There is good evidence that olanzapine is better than standard drugs at improving symptoms
    • None of the above

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