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Descriptive clinical features of schizophrenia 

Descriptive clinical features of schizophrenia
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Descriptive clinical features of schizophrenia
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Peter F. Liddle

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0072
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date: 19 September 2019

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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