Test Your Knowledge - True or False Questions

  1. Schizophrenia is a brain illness resulting from a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
    True False
  2. Schizophrenia is treatable.
    True False
  3. Schizophrenia results in more hospital stays and consumes more hospital beds than any other illness.
    True False
  4. Schizophrenia usually begins sometime in adolescence or early adulthood.
    True False
  5. Approximately 40% of all people with schizophrenia will attempt suicide.
    True False
  6. Medical and psychosocial-rehabilitation interventions are primary in the treatment of schizophrenia.
    True False
  7. A person can have schizophrenia-like symptoms and not have schizophrenia.
    True False
  8. Psychoeducational information and support for family members is part of relapse prevention for the consumer.
    True False
  9. Approximately 25% of people who are homeless may be living with schizophrenia or psychosis.
    True False
  10. The chances of an identical twin developing schizophrenia if the other twin has schizophrenia are about 40%.
    True False
  11. The main theories of what causes schizophrenia are: genetic predisposition, viral infection, faulty nerve development in the unborn child’s brain, or birth trauma.
    True False
  12. Schizophrenia was once thought to be caused by bad parenting, dysfunctional families, demon-possession or a split personality.
    True False
  13. The main brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) involved in schizophrenia are dopamine and serotonin.
    True False
  14. The stigma of mental illness is based upon lack of understanding, plus lack of educational contact with a person living with mental illness, multiplied by fear of the unknown (myths).
    True False
  15. People with schizophrenia can live lives of recovery and empowerment if given the chance and access to proper community supports and services.
    True False
  16. A person with schizophrenia may not take medication because of lack of insight called anosognosia, side effects of medication, or may have stabilized and feel he or she no longer needs the medication.
    True False
  17. Medication is all that is needed to recover from schizophrenia.
    True False
  18. Families are crucial in the recovery process.
    True False
  19. Recovery is a process of regaining lost skills, dreams, and hope as well as renewed purpose and meaning so as to live beyond the limitations of the mental illness.
    True False
  20. Up to 70% of all people with schizophrenia tend to get better whether they receive treatment or not.
    True False
  21. The best mental health system is one which is recovery-oriented.
    True False
  22. Schizophrenia is the same as split personality or a psychopath.
    True False
  23. Up to 70% of those with an enduring mental illness have experience some form of trauma.
    True False