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Discuss Issues surrounding the classification and diagnosis of schizophrenia including reliability and

Many issues are encountered when diagnosing a mental illness and it is often a harder task than
diagnosing a physical disease for example. A diagnostic tool used by psychiatrists is the Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual…

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and negative that are completely different and with the possibility that they could be symptoms of
two different disorders. For example Asperger disorder shares the same symptoms as the negative
schizophrenic symptoms, so it is clear to see how using the DSM IVr could lead to misdiagnosis.





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