Descriptive clinical features of schizophrenia

Peter F. Liddle

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Hallucinations

Schneiderian.. first-rank.symp.to.ms

Insight

Impairedcognition

Disorders... oLeimotion Blunted.affect

Inappropriate .affect

Motor.. disorders Disorders... of...voiitio.n Anxiety.and.. somatl0form...disorders Dimensions.. ofpsychopathology ..in..schizophren.ia

Positive.. and. .negative. .symptom. .dimensions Three..dimensipns.of.characteristic..symptoms

Chapter. .References

The clinical features of schizophrenia embrace a diverse range of disturbances of perception, thought, emotion, motivation, and motor activity. It is an illness in which episodes of florid disturbance are usually set against a background of sustained disability. The level of chronic disability ranges from a mild decrease in the ability to cope with stress, to a profound difficulty in initiating and organizing activity that can render patients unable to care for themselves.

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