Schizophrenia Disorder Quiz
by Staff
Schizophrenia affects roughly 24 million people in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Do you know who’s most likely at risk for schizophrenia or how to treat this disorder? Find out by taking this quiz.

What is schizophrenia?

  • another term for multiple personalities, known as dissociative identity disorder
  • a term used only for people who hear internal voices
  • a group of mental disorders in which people have a difficult time telling the difference between real and unreal experiences

True or false: People with schizophrenia usually show symptoms between infancy and the age of 5.

  • True. The majority of parents find out whether their child has the disorder between these ages.
  • False. People with schizophrenia usually don't show symptoms at this time.

How many people (18 years and older) in the U.S. have a diagnosis for schizophrenia?

  • 1 percent
  • 11 percent
  • 21 percent

Which of the following is NOT a suggested treatment for schizophrenia?

  • antipsychotic medications
  • individual psychotherapy
  • medical marijuana

Psychosis, or moments of hallucination or delusions that make it hard to determine what's real, can include which false sense:

  • taste
  • hearing
  • both are correct

Which of the following causes schizophrenia?

  • a hard hit to the head
  • exposure to vaccines in the womb
  • Researchers have some leads, but they aren't sure what exactly causes schizophrenia yet.

Are people with schizophrenia more violent?

  • Yes
  • No. People with schizophrenia who are violent usually had problems with violence before developing symptoms of the disorder.

How long must someone show symptoms of schizophrenia and continual psychological disturbance to be diagnosed with the disorder?

  • 2 months
  • 6 months
  • 1 year

Is it true that people with schizophrenia are more likely to commit suicide?

  • Unfortunately, yes.
  • No
  • Researchers don't know the answer yet.

Who has the highest chances of developing schizophrenia?

  • someone whose parent has the disorder
  • someone whose identical twin has the disorder
  • someone whose fraternal twin has the disorder