Psychopathological assessment of schizophrenia: Relevance for classification

  title={Psychopathological assessment of schizophrenia: Relevance for classification},
  author={Manuel J. Cuesta and Victor Peralta},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
Considerable effort has been focused on updating the clinical aspects of psychiatric classifications based on recent progress in the field of neurobiology. In this article, recent developments in the primary assessment methods within clinical psychiatry, which are based in phenomenological psychopathology, are reviewed as nosotaxies that are still embedded in clinical description. New directions for research on psychopathology are outlined to elicit better descriptions of subjective experience… 
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