Differential diagnosis and diagnostic systems in schizophrenia.

  title={Differential diagnosis and diagnostic systems in schizophrenia.},
  author={A R Doran and Alan Breier and Alec Roy},
  journal={The Psychiatric clinics of North America},
  volume={9 1},
Diagnosis and prognosis are critical issues confronting psychiatry. In order to answer the fundamental questions concerning the origin and development of schizophrenia, we must first be clear about what it is. We must be able to separate the illness of schizophrenia from other disorders (see Fig. 1). We have attempted in this article to examine some of the illnesses that may resemble schizophrenia and make its discrimination difficult. We hope that by discussing these disorders and their… CONTINUE READING