A Critical View of the Concept of Schizophrenia

  • Ian F. Brockington
Conference paper


From my first encounter with psychiatry, I have always regarded ‘schizophrenia’ as an improbable entity. Yet this idea has become more and more dominant in our profession, powerful in the clinic, the law courts and the research councils.


Schizoaffective Disorder Discriminant Function Analysis Social Handicap Thought Disorder Social Sensitivity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian F. Brockington
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  1. 1.University of BirminghamBirminghamEngland

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