Clinical characteristics of schizophrenia

  • Created by: Daisy
  • Created on: 08-05-13 13:59

Schizophrenia (sz) is a major mental illness and is a break between emotion and thinking involving psychotic symtoms and other emotional impairments with speech and behavioural abnormalities. There are 2 main diagnostic manuals:

  • DSM: used in America, symptoms need to be there for 1 month before diagnosis, has 5 sub-types of sz.
  • ICD-10: used in Europe, symptoms need to be there for 6 months before diagnosis, has 7 sub-types of sz - has simple sz and post-sz depression too.

The main symptoms of sz include delusions


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