The Concept of Schizophrenia

  • John S. Strauss
  • William T. CarpenterJr.
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


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?


Schizophrenic Patient Psychotic Reaction Subsequent Chapter Impaired Social Functioning Medical Framework 
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Recommended Reading and References

  1. 1.
    Kraepelin, E. Clinical psychiatry: A textbook for students and physicians, 7th ed. Translated by A. Ross Diefendorf. New York: Macmillan, 1915.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Bleuler, E. Dementia praecox or the group of schizophrenias. Translated by J. Zinken (1911). New York: International Universities Press, 1950.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Strauss
    • 1
  • William T. CarpenterJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Maryland Psychiatric Research CenterUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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