Toward reformulating the diagnosis of schizophrenia.

@article{Tsuang2000TowardRT,
  title={Toward reformulating the diagnosis of schizophrenia.},
  author={Ming T. Tsuang and William S. Stone and Stephen V. Faraone},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={157 7},
  pages={
          1041-50
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The authors assess implications of DSM criteria for schizophrenia by reviewing the criteria's 1) emphasis on psychotic features, 2) dissociation of symptoms from their etiology, 3) exclusive reliance on clinical features but exclusion of biological indicators, and 4) classification of schizophrenia as a discrete category. The authors then discuss alternative conceptions of schizophrenia that take into account recent data concerning its genetic and neurodevelopmental origins and its… Expand
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