Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

by David J. Castle, Peter F. Buckley
     
 

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Schizophrenia remains an enigma to clinicians, despite recent progress in the scientific understanding of its causes, symptoms and potential treatments. Whilst the DSM-IV and ICD-10 classification systems have provided a reasonably reliable set of diagnostic criteria for 'schizophrenia', the validity of the construct remains elusive, and clinicians and researchers…  See more details below

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Schizophrenia remains an enigma to clinicians, despite recent progress in the scientific understanding of its causes, symptoms and potential treatments. Whilst the DSM-IV and ICD-10 classification systems have provided a reasonably reliable set of diagnostic criteria for 'schizophrenia', the validity of the construct remains elusive, and clinicians and researchers need to be wary about accepting these as definitive. Indeed schizophrenia remains a clinical diagnosis, based on certain signs and symptoms, and none of these is pathognomonic; there is also no laboratory or radiological test for the condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191665639
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
02/10/2011
Series:
Oxford Psychiatry Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

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