In relation to a disease model describing schizophrenia. This model differentiates between gradual onset of symptoms (process) in which a gradual deterioration takes place before the disease manifests itself and the rapid onset of symptoms (reactive) in which symptoms come on rapidly after a more or less normal premorbid period.

PROCESS-REACTIVE: "The therapist was able to distinguish between process and reactive schizophrenia in the two clients."
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