Psychiatry: Schizophrenic Split

Psychiatry is as sharply split in its views on the causes and treatment of schizophrenia as schizophrenics are supposed to be split in their personalities. The prevailing view is still that of Freud: that schizophrenia is the full flowering of a maladjustment to other people that is seeded in childhood; to cure it, the victim must be helped to establish better relationships. At the opposite end of the psychiatric spectrum are those who hold that schizophrenia is a biochemical abnormality; if the abnormality could be identified, the victim might be cured by...

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