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van Os J, Murray RM. Can we identify and treat "schizophrenia light" to prevent true psychotic illness? BMJ. 2013 ; 346():f304. Pubmed Abstract

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Primary Papers: Can we identify and treat "schizophrenia light" to prevent true psychotic illness?

Comment by:  John McGrath, SRF Advisor
Submitted 25 January 2013
Posted 30 January 2013
  I recommend this paper

Concise snapshot of some of the key issues in this fertile field of research.

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Primary Papers: Can we identify and treat "schizophrenia light" to prevent true psychotic illness?

Comment by:  Timothea ToulopoulouMarco Picchioni
Submitted 21 February 2013
Posted 21 February 2013

The boundaries of normality in physiology are often blurred. This tells us something about the continuity of human experience, but does this imply blurring into pathology?

Just because we are able to show continuity of experience within the population—for example, some people under some circumstances perceive voices or experience a self-referential thought—does not mean there is no genuine and marked discontinuation that marks the onset of pathology. Thinking about being able to fly, believing one is able to fly, and then trying to fly might well be perceived as being part of the continuity of experience, but the demarcations, in terms of pathology, between them are clear.

Perhaps schizophrenia light is normality heavy?

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Primary Papers: Can we identify and treat "schizophrenia light" to prevent true psychotic illness?

Comment by:  Lewis Kirshner
Submitted 28 February 2013
Posted 1 March 2013

Is part of the problem the categorical diagnosis?

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