NYSTCE Health Education Exam Prep

Category - Healthy Enviornment

Which medical disorder does this definition describe: A long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation?
  1. Chronic Depression
  2. Schizophrenia
  3. Narcolepsy
  4. Temporal lobe Affoganda
Explanation

Answer: B - Schizophrenia is defined as a long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation. Most people afflicted with schizophrenia have a genetic predisposition to it. The average age of onset is 18 for males and 25 for females.

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