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(p. 3) Theoretical background and issues 

(p. 3) Theoretical background and issues
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(p. 3) Theoretical background and issues
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Gordon Claridge

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780198523536.003.0001
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date: 15 December 2019

This chapter presents a theoretical background to the title itself. It explores varieties of psychosis, the borderlands of psychosis, and dimensions of psychosis. It discusses whether continuity in serious mental illness exists and how far it can be generalized, and how this can be reconciled with the notion of a pathology for the abnormal state.

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