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Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and personality disorder 

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and personality disorder
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Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and personality disorder
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Stephen Lawrie

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10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.260507
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date: 11 December 2017

Schizophrenia—is characterized by phenomena that qualitatively differ from everyday experience. These may be ‘positive symptoms’, commonly auditory hallucinations and/or bizarre delusions, or ‘negative symptoms’, commonly including a loss of emotion (flat affect), apathy, self-neglect, and social withdrawal. Acute positive symptoms generally respond well to any antipsychotic drug, but prognosis is often poor, with most suffering chronic symptoms, numerous relapses, unemployment, and social isolation....

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