Whither the Psychosis-Neurosis Borderline

Ian Kelleher; Mary Cannon


Schizophr Bull. 2014;40(2) 

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Traditional diagnostic boundaries in psychiatry are falling away, revealing far more complex—and interconnected—pictures of mental illness. This is not an affront to our current diagnostic structures; rather, it is an important development, paralleling advances in other areas of medicine. What is increasingly clear is that so called "psychotic" symptoms are, in fact, important features of mental illness across the (nonpsychotic and psychotic) diagnostic spectrum and require further clinical and research attention. Our challenge is to integrate these developments into modern models of mental illness in order help build a more accurate evidence base for treatment.