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Schizophrenia Is a Misdiagnosis

Implications for the DSM-5 and the ICD-11

Authors: Lake, C. Raymond

  • A book with a controversial hypothesis that states schizophrenia is a mood disorder based on extensive research
  • Distinguished researcher that presents new methods to treat patients labeled with schizophrenia
  • Includes a concise history of the functional psychoses and the changing concepts regarding the diagnoses used to explain the schizophrenias, schizoaffective disorder and psychotic mood disorders
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About this book

Schizophrenia is the most widely known and feared mental illness worldwide, yet a rapidly growing literature from a broad spectrum of basic and clinical disciplines, especially epidemiology and molecular genetics, suggests that schizophrenia is the same condition as a psychotic bipolar disorder and does not exist as a separate disease. The goal is to document and interpret these data to justify eliminating the diagnosis of schizophrenia from the nomenclature. The author reviews the changing diagnostic concepts of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with a historical perspective to clarify how the current conflict over explanations for psychosis has arisen. That two disorders, schizophrenia and bipolar, known as the Kraepelinian dichotomy, account for the functional psychoses has been a cornerstone of Psychiatry for over 100 years, but is questioned because of substantial similarities and overlap between these two disorders. Literature in the field demonstrates that psychotic patients are frequently misdiagnosed as suffering from the disease called schizophrenia when they suffer from a psychotic mood disorder. Such patients, their families, and their caretakers suffer significant disadvantages from the misdiagnosis. Psychotic patients misdiagnosed with schizophrenia receive substandard care regarding their medications, thus allowing their bipolar conditions to worsen. Other adverse effects are substantial and will be included. Liability for medical malpractice is of critical importance for the mental health professionals who make the majority of the diagnoses of schizophrenia. The concept put forward in this work will have a discipline-altering impact.

About the authors

C. Raymond Lake, M.D., Ph.D., began his research career in biological psychiatry at the NIMH and published data papers on patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Dr. Lake is currently a professor of Psychiatry at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine, in Kansas City, Kansas. His expertise includes Psychoneuropharmacology and bipolar disorder. He has published several pieces recently concluding there is only one disorder, a psychotic mood disorder, which accounts for a patient’s functional psychoses.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Overview

    Lake, C. Raymond, M.D., Ph.D.

    Pages 1-20

  • The Basic Data

    Lake, C. Raymond, M.D., Ph.D.

    Pages 21-31

  • A History of the Diagnoses of Psychotic Patients Before 1950

    Lake, C. Raymond, M.D., Ph.D.

    Pages 33-54

  • Psychiatric Disease and Diagnoses: The Scientific Basis for Establishing Validity

    Lake, C. Raymond, M.D., Ph.D.

    Pages 55-61

  • Emil Kraepelin (1856–1926) Established the Kraepelinian Dichotomy and Schizophrenia but Then Reneged

    Lake, C. Raymond, M.D., Ph.D.

    Pages 63-91

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1869-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Schizophrenia Is a Misdiagnosis
Book Subtitle
Implications for the DSM-5 and the ICD-11
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1870-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1870-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1869-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0076-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 428
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