New Concepts of Schizophrenia Derived from Epidemiological Research

  • H. Häfner
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When I received the honourable invitation as one of the two indigenous speakers to present a lecture in honour of my friend Hanns Hippius for his 70th birthday at this holy place, I got the uneasy feeling that something remarkable was expected of me. Also worried by the fact that I had been included with an ambitious epidemiological topic in a purely psychopharmacological programme, I realised that I owed my friend at least a brief glimpse of the biological depths from the epidemiological surface - the more so since our great forerunner Sigmund Freud had tried in vain to fish for the causes of schizophrenia with his psychoanalytic hook, finding merely his own mirror image staring at him from the depths.


Negative Symptom Positive Symptom Social Disability Prodromal Phase Stable Partnership 
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