Journal article

A case of resistant schizophrenia.

JE Roberts, JG Edwards, S Checkley, JL Crammer, JC Cutting, MH Lader, RM Murray

British Journal of Psychiatry | Published : 1986


In an era when it is generally believed that the acute symptoms of schizophrenia can be controlled pharmacologically, the case of a young man who has remained almost continuously floridly psychotic for 13 years, despite treatment, is disquieting. Conventional psychiatric treatment appears to be rendered impotent. It is in this context that it may be of interest to report a summary of the proceedings of a Special Problems Conference held at the Institute of Psychiatry on 18 February 1985 to discuss such a case.

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