Meaning of Structural Changes in the Brain in Schizophrenia

  • Timothy J. Crow
Part of the International Perspectives Series: Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience book series


Schizophrenia is often described as a “functional” psychosis with the implication that, along with manic-depressive disease, the illness is distinguishable on pathological grounds from the “organic” psychoses, for example, the dementias, in which brain changes can be identified. A psychological distinction also drawn is that impairments of learning, manifest as disorders of orientation, characteristic of the organic psychoses, are absent in the “functional” psychoses.


Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Rett Syndrome Chronic Schizophrenia Ventricular Enlargement Structural Brain Change 
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