Chapter 8. Schizophrenia and Related Disorders

  1. Ihsan M. Salloum Professor of Psychiatry Director3,4 and
  2. Juan E. Mezzich Professor of Psychiatry Director Past President5,6
  1. Wolfgang Gaebel Professor Chair1,2 and
  2. Jürgen Zielasek1

Published Online: 11 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch8

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

How to Cite

Gaebel, W. and Zielasek, J. (2009) Schizophrenia and Related Disorders, in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects (eds I. M. Salloum and J. E. Mezzich), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Treatment and Research, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL, USA

  2. 4

    Section on Classification, Diagnostic Assessment and Nomenclature, World Psychiatric Association, FL, USA

  3. 5

    International Center for Mental Health and Division of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University, NY, USA

  4. 6

    World Psychiatric Association, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Heinrich-Heine- University, Rhineland State Clinics, Düsseldorf, Germany

  2. 2

    Section on Schizophrenia, World Psychiatric Association, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470725696

Online ISBN: 9780470743485



  • schizophrenia and related disorders;
  • schizophrenia - mental disorder with lifetime prevalence;
  • etiopathogenesis of schizophrenia - unknown indicating neurodevelopmental disorder occurring on basis of genetic predisposition;
  • diagnostic classification of schizophrenia - German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin's ‘dementia praecox’ and ‘manic depressive insanity’;
  • diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia - abridged from ICD-10 and DSM-IV-TR;
  • schizophrenia classification prospects;
  • revised diagnostic criteria impact on forensic issues, economic issues, continuation of epidemiological registries and medical education;
  • need to harmonize diagnostic criteria between ICD-11 and DSM-V;
  • novel information of classificatory relevance in the field of genetics


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Current Diagnostic Classification of Schizophrenia

  • Prospects of Schizophrenia Classification

  • ConclusionS

  • References