Classification of schizophrenia. Part one: the enduring existence of madness

Austyn Snowden

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    Abstract

    The classification of schizophrenia is currently under review in a coordinated worldwide consultation for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD 11) - the standard manuals for psychiatric classification. To understand the issues under consideration, the underpinning foundations of the concept need to be understood. This article, the first of two parts, analyses the theoretical input of Kraepelin, Bleuler, Jaspers, Schneider and Crow in order to delineate the boundaries of current discussions. The second part will analyze the importance of nursing engagement with classification by contrasting it with the harm of not doing so.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1176-80
    Number of pages5
    JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
    Volume18
    Issue number19
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2009

    Keywords

    • Causality
    • Classification
    • Diagnosis, Differential
    • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
    • History, 20th Century
    • History, 21st Century
    • Humans
    • International Classification of Diseases
    • Practice Guidelines as Topic
    • Psychiatric Nursing
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychological Theory
    • Schizophrenia
    • Schizophrenic Psychology

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