Idiopathic and Organic Presentations of Schizophrenia
The term “idiopathic” has been used in medicine for many years as a shield to hide our ignorance regarding aetiology and pathogenesis of many diseases. It has been customary to draw distinctions between syndromes secondary to a known or assumed organic cause, and the idiopathic, synonyms for the latter being cryptogenic, essential, and endogenous. The presumption has been that causes in such cases are likely to have a substantial genetic basis.
KeywordsDopamine Dementia Schizophrenia Clozapine Encephalitis
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