There is no single understanding of the reasons and internal essence of schizophrenia now. The general concept of schizophrenia is absent. In article the view of schizophrenia as process of formation specific emotional-volitional defect which is an adaptive form of functioning of nervous mentality in the conditions of pathology is suggested. Clinical options and severity emotional-volitional defect, its dynamics are allocated that is necessary for expertise of incapacity and in judicial-psychiatric practice. Emotional-volitional defect is primary and reflects the nature of schizophrenia. Increasing the depth of the Emotional-Volitional Defect (EVD) is a criterion for the progress of the endogenous process.
Sergey L Leonchuk
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