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  1. Schizophrenia: Introduction
  2. Schizophrenia: signs and symptoms
  3. Schizophrenia: course and form of the disease
  4. Schizophrenia: etiology and pathogenesis
  5. Schizophrenia: differential diagnosis
  6. Schizophrenia: the treatment of disease

Schizophreniform paintings differ from schizophrenia lack of progression of the special characteristic of the endogenous process tag as a true schizophrenia is always accompanied by a combination of the main symptoms that include thought disorder with symptoms of loss of focus, clarity, internal logical connection associations moreover, in schizophrenia necessarily driven phenomenon emotional leveling, monotony of passion and, of course, the reduction of mental activity. These same basic disorder (their presence) is distinguished from schizophrenia maloprogredientnuyu and psihopatopodobnyh disorders other origins (organic, psychogenic, etc.).

Acute polymorphic schizophrenia and febrile catatonia may resemble infectious intoxication or psychosis. Demonstrative evidence of active infection or intoxication is not always completely eliminate schizophrenia, since they can only serve as provoking factors. Finally, the question is solved in the process of diagnostic follow-up, in which cases of schizophrenia in a noticeable dissociation, the loss of the unity of mental processes and increases passivity, so that patients gradually "retire" from active life.

Schizoaffective attacks is not always easy to distinguish from atypical TIR phases. However sufficiently reliable signs of procedural genesis can be considered symptoms of the "first rank" in schizophrenia with ideatornye automatisms, the presence of the phenomenon of "open mind", "mind reading", "impact on the thought", "sound mind", which is not the case with "pure" affective psychosis nor manic or depressive phases in. In addition, when the TIR after the phase formed in complete remission (intermission) and personality retains all of its original properties, social adaptation is not broken, saved all communicative, emotional aliveness, natural expressiveness and plasticity throughout the psyche as a whole. After schizophrenic attack comes "breakdown" of personality appear deficit disorders.


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