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    Alrighty guys,

    I've been set a very open essay question as part of my Clinical Psychology module in my first year of University:

    Critically discuss the assertion that schizophrenia is a disease.

    To be brutally honest, I'm stuck on where to start! I've gone through the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and I'd like to think I have a decent understanding of what schizophrenia is, yet, this has got me stumped!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    It's a discussion so you're finding research to support/reject both views.

    It is vs it isn't a disease.

    Consider:
    What defines a disease? Is that definition reliable?
    How we diagnose Schizophrenia - dsm is reductionist?
    Treatment/management.
 
 
 
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