Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

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  • Created on: 30-04-14 13:34
  • Two major diagnostic criteria systems - ICD and DSM
  • MAIN difference between the two is that DSM states that the symptoms must be present for at least 6 months whildst ICD only requires one month. 
  • Crow (1980) found it useful to distinquish between 'positive symptoms' (addition to normal behaviour) and 'negative symptoms' (disruption of normal behaviour)

Course of the disorder

  • Generally develops in early adult life (late teens early twenties) 
  • Although men and women are usually equally affected, the average age of development can be 5-10…


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