A solid definition of schizophrenia has been elusive since the first attempt to define it in the 19th century. This review covers the history of schizophrenia from “dementia praecox” to the current understanding and briefly discusses how the advent of modern genetics can provide a useful tool for the redefinition of schizophrenia, particularly with regards to future research in developing treatments and therapies.
Kennefick, Luisa M.
"The History of Schizophrenia: Denotation or Connotation?,"
Sound Neuroscience: An Undergraduate Neuroscience Journal:
1, Article 13.
Available at: http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/soundneuroscience/vol1/iss1/13