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The most common form of psychotic illness characterized by disturbances in thinking, emotional reaction and behavior. It is disabling and has a prolonged course that almost always results in chronic ill health and some degree of personality change.


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    No Stone Unturned in Mental Health Research

    Treating patients with mental health disorders is about getting to know the person behind the disease. More than any other branch of medicine, psychiatry involves putting a little bit of yourself into your work, and forming a bond with your patient.


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