PROCESS-REACTIVE

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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PROCESS-REACTIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/process-reactive/ (accessed October 14, 2019).
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