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Outline clinical characteristics of schizophrenia.

Often confused with a split personality, schizophrenia is a severe psychotic disorder that involves
abnormal thoughts and perceptions. It has been described as a disintegration of the personality. The
person loses insight, loses touch with reality and fails to realise they have a problem. It…

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neurotransmitters that cause schizophrenia. Instead, it is oversimplified to a simple stimulus-response
system that suggests irrational thinking results in schizophrenia.


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