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characterized by impairments in the

perception or expression of reality and by
significant social or occupational
dysfunction.

Once considered as a deadly disease

There is lack of insight in behavior

Dx: late adolescence and early adulthood

²15-25 y.o. (men); 25-35 y.o. (women)

Obsolete term: dementia praecox =

´cognitive deterioration early in lifeµ

Eugene Bleuler: schiz ´splitµ; phren ´mindµ

SCHIZOPHRENIA

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