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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 505-509

Understanding the schizophrenia prodrome


Department of Psychiatry, JSS Medical College and Hospital, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. T S Sathyanarayana Rao
Department of Psychiatry, JSS Medical College and Hospital, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_464_17

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Schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disorder and its course is said to have an onset much before the presentation with psychotic symptoms. Even though the concept of prodrome in schizophrenia has been accepted, there is still an existence of a diagnostic dilemma. Various imaging studies and biomarkers have also been studied for confirmation of this diagnosis. The critical period of intervention when identified clarifies the doubts about faster and better outcomes.



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