Competing definitions of schizophrenia: what can be learned from polydiagnostic studies?

@article{Jansson2007CompetingDO,
  title={Competing definitions of schizophrenia: what can be learned from polydiagnostic studies?},
  author={Lennart Jansson and Josef Parnas},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={1178-200}
}
The contemporary diagnoses of schizophrenia (sz)-Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition(DSM-IV) and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision(ICD-10)-are widely considered as important scientific achievements. However, these algorithms were not a product of explicit conceptual analyses and empirical studies but defined through consensus with the purpose of improving reliability. The validity status of current definitions and of their predecessors… CONTINUE READING
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