The Concept of Schizophrenia
A clinician is asked to see a young man who is concerned about his restlessness and fears. The young man says that strange noises have been bothering him, and he thinks he knows who is persecuting him. The clinician makes sufficient inquiries to determine that a diagnosis of schizophrenia is warranted, and then—what? Can the diagnosis be confirmed? What does it imply? How should the young man be treated? Will he recover?
KeywordsSchizophrenic Patient Psychotic Reaction Subsequent Chapter Impaired Social Functioning Medical Framework
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