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Descriptive clinical features of schizophrenia

Peter F. Liddle

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0072
Descriptive clinical features of schizophrenia

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The clinical features of schizophrenia embrace a diverse range of disturbances of perception, thought, emotion, motivation, and motor activity. It is an illness in which episodes of florid disturbance are usually set against a background of sustained disability. The level of chronic disability ranges from a mild decrease in the ability to cope with stress, to a profound difficulty in initiating and organizing activity that can render patients unable to care for themselves.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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