An Interactive Developmental Systems Model of Schizophrenia

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


Any discussion organizing data relevant to schizophrenia is explicitly or implicitly based on some model or concept of the disorder. Since various concepts have different implications concerning what data are relevant, it is important to describe the concept on which we base our discussion.


Medical Model Biomedical Model Perinatal Complication Genetic Vulnerability Social Niche 
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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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