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Discuss the issues surrounding the
classification ad diagnosis of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a disorder characterised by distorted thinking, impaired emotional
response, poor interpersonal skills and distortion of reality. Statistics show 1% of most countries
population prevalent to have schizophrenia.

The diagnosis criteria for this disorder are very similar in The…

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Rosenhan (1973) where healthy volunteers were diagnosed with schizophrenia on the basis of a
single symptom. Once admitted to mental hospitals. `normal' behaviour such as writing notes
was interpreted by staff as further evidence of their disorder. Indicatory, that the diagnosis of the
clinician were not reliable and would not…


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