Thoughts and Schizophrenia

The purpose of this study is to gain an understanding of thoughts and beliefs and how those thoughts and beliefs manifest themselves. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this survey.
Some of the questions are very personal, but this survey is completely anonymous and your identifying information will neither be collected nor reported. You can stop this survey at any time if you do not feel comfortable.
For more information please email anne.whitney@northwestu.edu
Anne Whitney, MAc
Northwest University
Kirkland, WA
USA
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1. Age?
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2. Sex?
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3. Please indicate how strongly the following statements have suited you -throughout your lifetime-.
Not at allRarelySometimesOftenVery often
I have felt ashamed of my own inadequacies.
I have felt like an island, isolated from everyone else.
I have expected others to misuse, abuse or hurt me.
I have been afraid of being abandoned.
I have found myself sacrificing my own needs to satisfy other people's needs.
I have felt afraid that I would be unlovable if people got to know me.
I have felt very afraid that something bad will happen to me.
I have felt like I needed too much support from friends and family.
I have felt undesirable to others.
I have felt self confident.
I have trusted people.
I have thought I'm a bad person, deserving to be punished.
I have found myself afraid of losing control of my behavior.
I have believed that no one will ever meet my needs for nurturance, affection and caring.
I view myself as a failure because often I don't live up to my expectations.
I have been unwilling to let anyone get in the way of what I want.
I think I will fail at everything I try.
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4. Please indicate how strongly the following words describe your mother (or mother figure).
Not at allRarelySometimesOftenVery OftenN/A No mother/mother figure
Dependent
Controlling
Easygoing
Demeaning
Hostile
High Expectations
Creative
Distant
Predictable
Dependable
Needy
Kind
Idealistic
Overprotective
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5. Please indicate how strongly the following words describe your father or father figure.
Not at allRarelySometimesOftenVery OftenN/A No father/father figure
Distant
Creative
Hostile
Dependent
Demeaning
Kind
High Expectations
Controlling
Easygoing
Needy
Dependable
Predictable
Overprotective
Idealistic
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6. Have you at some point been diagnosed with schizophrenia? (If no, skip to the end).
7. How old were you when you first experienced symptoms of schizophrenia?
8. Can you please describe any significant events that occurred just before you started having symptoms? (moves, breakups, deaths in the family, etc).
9. Have you had, at some point, any recurring themes in your symptoms? If so, can you describe them and what they mean to you?
Thank you for participating! A summary of the results from this study will be provided on www.schizophrenia.com at the conclusion of the study.
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