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Schizophrenia has been at the centre of psychiatry's development. The severity of schizophrenia's disabilities, in both its acute and more long-term phases, ensures its dominance in service planning. Self-neglect, apathy and disability derived from negative symptoms and cognitive dysfunction require social care and support as a central part of services. For practical purposes this means that the history and configuration of psychiatric services are broadly equivalent to the history and configuration of schizophrenia services. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4419-0913-8_24

Type

Journal article

Publication Date

01/12/2010

Pages

417 - 427