[Recent development of understanding and psychiatric care on schizophrenia].

  • Yuji Okazaki
  • Published 2013 in
    Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical…

Abstract

Recent development of understanding and psychiatric care on schizophrenia during past 30 years was reviewed. Slight brain volume reduction during early several years of the disease and association of psychotic symptoms with excess dopamine release in striatum were confirmed. A discovery of duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) has encouraged early intervention, hope for recovery from schizophrenia and liberation from old Kraepelin concept.

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@article{Okazaki2013RecentDO, title={[Recent development of understanding and psychiatric care on schizophrenia].}, author={Yuji Okazaki}, journal={Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine}, year={2013}, volume={71 4}, pages={577-82} }