publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Rethinking schizophrenia.

Carmen Drahl;
Open Access
  • Published: 10 Nov 2010
Abstract
How will we view schizophrenia in 2030? Schizophrenia today is a chronic, frequently disabling mental disorder that affects about one per cent of the world's population. After a century of studying schizophrenia, the cause of the disorder remains unknown. Treatments, especially pharmacological treatments, have been in wide use for nearly half a century, yet there is little evidence that these treatments have substantially improved outcomes for most people with schizophrenia. These current unsatisfactory outcomes may change as we approach schizophrenia as a neurodevelopmental disorder with psychosis as a late, potentially preventable stage of the illness. This 'r...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Multidisciplinary, General Chemical Engineering, Spur, Medicine, business.industry, business, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Schizophrenia, medicine.disease
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