Definition and description of schizophrenia in the DSM-5

  title={Definition and description of schizophrenia in the DSM-5},
  author={R. Tandon and W. Gaebel and D. Barch and J. Bustillo and W. Carpenter},
  journal={Schizophrenia Research},
  • R. Tandon, W. Gaebel, +2 authors W. Carpenter
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Schizophrenia Research
  • 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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