Validity in Schizophrenia

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  • Validity in Schizophrenia
    • Bentall et al (1988)
      • Comprehensive review of symptoms (aetiology), prognosis, and treatment
        • Concluded that schizophrenia is not a useful scientific category
    • Scheider (1959)
      • "First rank" symptoms
        • Designed to uniquely identify Schizophrenia
          • E.g. delusions of being controlled
    • Ellason and Ross (1995)
      • People with dissociation identity disorder have more 1st rank symptoms than Schizophrenia
    • Prognosis is better in non-industrialised societies
      • Smaller, more social support, know everyone


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