By Mario Maj, Norman Sartorius

Univ. of Naples, Italy. specializes in the arguable concerns surrounding schizophrenia. Discusses pharmacological remedies, psychotherapies, and spectrum issues. Addresses the prevention of incapacity and the stigma and economics of schizophrenia. For psychiatrists. earlier version: c1999. Softcover.

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According to these authors, longitudinal studies in high-risk populations utilizing multiple biological measures may, however, eventually define psychiatric syndromes with greater precision than clinical criteria or single biological markers. SUMMARY This chapter has reviewed the evidence regarding the diagnosis of schizophrenia. There are several areas where evidence is consolidated, others where evidence is uncertain, and quite a few that are completely open to research. Consistent Evidence It is now well established that schizophrenia is a heterogeneous group of syndromes which differ in symptomatology, course and outcome.

It was first published for use with DSM-III, then revised for DSM-III-R, and finally for DSM-IV. The SCAN is a set of instruments aimed at assessing, measuring and classifying the psychopathology and behaviour associated with the major psychiatric disorders of adult life, including schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. It contains, in particular, the tenth version of the Present State Examination (PSE-10) and is accompanied by a comprehensive glossary. The SCAN yields diagnoses according to both ICD-10 and DSM-IV.

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