Definition and description of schizophrenia in the DSM-5.

  title={Definition and description of schizophrenia in the DSM-5.},
  author={Rajiv Tandon and Wolfgang Gaebel and Deanna M. Barch and Juan R. Bustillo and Raquel E. Gur and Stephan Heckers and Dolores Malaspina and Michael J Owen and Susan Schultz and Ming T. Tsuang and Jim van Os and William Carpenter},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  volume={150 1},
Although dementia praecox or schizophrenia has been considered a unique disease for over a century, its definitions and boundaries have changed over this period and its etiology and pathophysiology remain elusive. Despite changing definitions, DSM-IV schizophrenia is reliably diagnosed, has fair validity and conveys useful clinical information. Therefore, the essence of the broad DSM-IV definition of schizophrenia is retained in DSM-5. The clinical manifestations are extremely diverse, however… CONTINUE READING
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