Phenomenology and Natural Course of the Schizophrenia Group of Illnesses, Diagnostic Views and Fashions in Different Countries

  • Gerald J. Sarwer-Foner


Using an Eugene Bleulerian type of orientation to the Group of the Schizophrenias it is important to note that Schizophrenia has characteristic tendencies and characteristic symptoms, with a spectrum or spread of these, and a range of intensities in their symptoms. It can come in a light (“Fruste”), form, or develop all the way to a full-blown form. It is very important to remember that it can stop, start, or remit at any stage of its development. (1) In its fullblown form it represents a full panoply of the tendencies and symptoms that this this disease shows.


Schizophrenic Patient Schizophrenia Group Catatonic Symptom Social Recovery Schizophrenic Outpatient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald J. Sarwer-Foner
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Ottawa School of Medicine/Ottawa General HospitalOttawaCanada

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