Organizing the complexities of schizophrenia

John S. Strauss, Laurie Loevsky, William Glazer, Philip Leaf

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A wide range of factors contribute to the occurrence of schizophrenia and to its outcome. The complexity of the disorder is further heightened by the several semi-independent aspects of function that constitute its course. To provide a structure for dealing with these complexities, this report employs principles of multiaxial diagnosis to begin constructing an operational systems model of schizophrenia. Findings from an intensive qualitative study of schizophrenic subjects are used to develop this model from an empirical base.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-126
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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