Neuroscience and schizophrenia are densely entangled and mutually supporting, such that a critical evaluation of schizophrenia is, effectively, an evaluation of applied aspects of contemporary neuroscience. In this chapter, I first present a critical historical account of the development of schizophrenia. This is followed by an overview of current issues and debates, and a summary of possible future research directions. I then identify a range of extant research strategies which already undercut or exceed this diagnosis. I conclude that the example of schizophrenia functions more generally to illustrate how neuroscience need not be reliant upon poorly supported psychiatric concepts of mental illness.


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