Defining the schizophrenia phenotype.

@article{Thaker2000DefiningTS,
  title={Defining the schizophrenia phenotype.},
  author={Gunvant K. Thaker},
  journal={Current psychiatry reports},
  year={2000},
  volume={2 5},
  pages={398-403}
}
Schizophrenia is a complex disease with multifactorial etiology. The schizophrenia phenotype has been traditionally defined by chronic psychosis and functional deterioration. However, the boundary of the phenotype is likely to be more extensive than the one defined by chronic psychosis. This is highlighted by the findings of subtle, schizophrenia- like deficits in the nonschizophrenic, first-degree relatives of schizophrenic patients. Subtle clinical signs and symptoms, cognitive impairment… CONTINUE READING

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