In the preceding chapters, we have described a model for synthesizing information relevant to the concept of schizophrenia and useful to the clinician responsible for the care and study of patients. We have emphasized the importance of a phenomenological, rather than a narrow descriptive, basis for diagnosis and treatment and the necessity of a combined biological, psychological, and social foundation for considering etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment. In closing, we will state a few salient principles and admonitions that we believe to be crucial for the investigation, understanding, and clinical care of schizophrenic patients.
KeywordsSchizophrenic Patient Social Foundation Preceding Chapter Single Modality Treatment Schizophrenic Illness
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