Behaviours associated with schizophrenia worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Behaviours associated with schizophrenia worksheet?

Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness that causes one to lose touch with reality and experience delusions, hallucinations, extremely bizarre behaviour and odd speech. It is not just one disorder but a spectrum of disorders that share psychotic symptoms.It significantly impacts how the brain works and processes information leading ti impaired cognitive functioning. 

How will the worksheet help?

The worksheet will provide a list of all the behaviours that are associated with or used to diagnose schizophrenia according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). These behaviours are common to people with schizophrenia but may vary in type and intensity depending on the severity of one’s condition and where they lie on the spectrum. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet lists down some common behaviours that are associated with schizophrenia. This worksheet can be used as an information handout in mental health awareness campaigns regarding mental disorders and how to detect them in self or others so that the right kind of help can be sought. It can also help increase empathy for people with schizophrenia and stop stigmatising labels and actions towards their condition. 


American Psychiatric Association. (2015). Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders: Dsm-5(r) Selections (1st Ed.).American Psychiatric Publishing.

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