Phenomenology, language & schizophrenia
introduction and synopsis
Schizophrenia is one of the most common, most devastating, and most enigmatic of the disorders that plague humankind. About 3 in 1000 people suffer from this disorder at a given time (prevalence: 0.3%), and about 1 in 100 people will be afflicted by the disorder within a year (incidence: 1%). As far as is known, schizophrenia exists in all cultures (with a ten-fold variation of frequency) and has been present throughout history, at least as long as there are records from which some direct or indirect evidence can be derived.
Spitzer, M. , Schwartz, M.A. , Schwartz, M. A. (1992)., Phenomenology, language & schizophrenia: introduction and synopsis, in M. Spitzer, M. A. Schwartz & M. A. Schwartz (eds.), Phenomenology, language & schizophrenia, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 3-15.
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