The Problem with Diagnosing Schizophrenia

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The Problem with Diagnosing Schizophrenia
There has been a lot of research conducted in the last few decades on the subject of schizophrenia. With the advent of advanced imaging technology, researchers are better able to pinpoint what areas of the brain are affected; strides in psychotropic drugs have helped doctors better treat schizophrenic patients. The problem is, schizophrenia, or at least the psychosis that is designated as schizophrenia, is being questioned as to whether or not it is a disease, a disorder, or a syndrome. This makes the study of schizophrenia difficult at best, and sometimes making an effective diagnosis is obtained only by ruling out other psychoses.
Diagnosis and Symptoms
One of the inherent problems in trying to...
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