During the last 12 months, have you experienced any of the following…
For the following questions, the interviewer must read out a series of symptoms and determine if the respondent had any of those symptoms in the last 12 months. The point of asking symptom-related questions is to screen those individuals who might have a specific health condition or disease. Because there could be a number of symptoms that characterise a given health condition, and because some symptoms may be common to different conditions, it is important that the interviewer probe for each symptom to see whether the respondent may have an active disease. It is also important that the time
period for the symptoms (in the last 12 months) be clearly understood by the respondent and not confused with other time frames used in this section such as "ever" and "the last 2 weeks". Confusion of the time frame may render results incomparable.
A feeling that something strange and unexplainable was going on that other people would find hard to believe?
Do not know
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Individuals with schizophrenia and related psychoses have experiences where the familiar environment appears changed, as if having a special significance for them, often in a threatening or puzzling way. The patient feels that these changes are difficult to describe or explain and may seek an explanation based on a misinterpretation of ordinary observations. The focus in this question should be placed on words "strange" and "unexplainable".