Diagnosis of Schizophrenia.

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The word Schizophrenia literally means 'split mind'. It refers to disconnected thought processes and a loss of contact with reality.


DSM-IV and ICD-10 are the most commonly used diagnostic tools.

According to ICD-10, at least one item from list one, and two items from list two must be present for at least one month.

List one:

Thought control (Including thought withdrawal, insertion, and broadcast.)

Delusions of control, influence and passivity, (Not feeling in control of own thoughts, feelings…


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