oa South African Family Practice - New therapies in schizophrenia : review article
|Article Title||New therapies in schizophrenia : review article|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Publication Date||May 2004|
|Pages||16 - 18|
Schizophrenia is a serious, chronic illness of the brain that affects approximately 1% of the general population. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV) schizophrenia is described as "a disturbance that lasts for at least 6 months and includes at least a month of active-phase symptoms (that is, two or more of the following: delusions, hallucinations, disorganised speech, grossly disorganised or catatonic behavior, negative symptoms)".
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