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Beyond Diagnostic Criteria

The Patient’s Experience of Schizophrenia
  • John S. Strauss
  • William T. CarpenterJr.
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)

Abstract

In the previous chapter, we focused on considerations of patient assessment particularly important for diagnosis. A medical framework emphasizes diagnostic and prognostic implications of the patient’s symptoms, signs, and other clinical characteristics; but beyond these basic considerations, a broad range of the patient’s experiences of schizophrenia require careful attention. Detailed interest in these experiences may reward the concerned clinician or investigator with important clues to the nature of schizophrenia and to factors central in pathogenesis and recovery.

Keywords

Schizophrenic Patient Auditory Hallucination Paranoid Schizophrenia Psychotic Experience Schizophrenic Symptom 
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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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