Schizophrenia is a group of psychotic disorders characterized by
disturbances in perception, affect, behavior and communication
lasting longer than 6 months (this includes psychotic behavior).
The person suffering from schizophrenia has deteriorated
occupational, interpersonal and self-supportive abilities.
Review Date: 02/07/2010
Reviewed By: David B. Merrill, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, New
York, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director,
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