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The Microgenesis of Schizophrenic Symptoms

  • Ralph E. Hoffman
Part of the Springer Series in Neuropsychology book series (SSNEUROPSYCHOL)

Abstract

It is likely that no domain of mental life is immune to schizophrenia. Thought, affect, speech, perception, and belief are all altered by this disorder, frequently with disabling results. No social or racial group, moreover, is immune to acquiring schizophrenia. In a wide variety of countries and cultures, the prevalence of schizophrenia remains relatively constant at around.8% (Neale & Oltmanns, 1980). This enormous public health problem has triggered a broad research effort encompassing psychological, neurobiological, and cognitive perspectives. Despite these efforts, the etiology of schizophrenia remains unknown. To further complicate matters, genetic data now indicate that schizophrenia can result from different causes (Kennedy, et al., 1988).

Keywords

Supplementary Motor Area Language Production Discourse Structure Necker Cube Speech Error 
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