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When apparent schizophrenia is excluded

Hester F Fourie, Liezl Koen, Dana J H Niehaus, Mardelle Schoeman, Ulla A Botha
South African Journal of Psychiatry | Vol 21, No 1 | a573 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v21i1.573 | © 2015 Hester F Fourie, Liezl Koen, Dana J H Niehaus, Mardelle Schoeman, Ulla A Botha | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 January 2014 | Published: 01 February 2015

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Hester F Fourie, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa
Liezl Koen, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa
Dana J H Niehaus, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa
Mardelle Schoeman, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa
Ulla A Botha, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa

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Abstract

Where must a clinician turn when straightforward schizophrenia suddenly turns out to be just the opposite? Fortunately, these days, there are protocols for just about everything. But how much value do these add? This article outlines the journey of our attempt to follow one such protocol.

 

Keywords

Huntington’s Disease; Predictive testing; Developing world

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