Remission and recovery during the first outpatient year of the early course of schizophrenia.

TitleRemission and recovery during the first outpatient year of the early course of schizophrenia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsVentura, J, Subotnik KL, Guzik LH, Hellemann GS, Gitlin MJ, Wood RC, Nuechterlein KH
JournalSchizophrenia research
Volume132
Issue1
Pagination18-23
Date Published2011 Oct
ISSN1573-2509
KeywordsAdult, Antipsychotic Agents, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Neuropsychological Tests, Outpatients, Predictive Value of Tests, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Psychotic Disorders, Recovery of Function, Recurrence, Remission Induction, Schizophrenia, Schizophrenic Psychology, Social Adjustment, Treatment Outcome, Young Adult
Abstract

Although in the early course of schizophrenia relapse prevention is of paramount importance, there is an increasing emphasis on establishing and maintaining sustained periods of symptom remission. Recovery in the early course of illness is also possible, although the rates of recovery are lower than for symptom remission. Symptom remission and recovery rates vary considerably across recent-onset schizophrenia studies because of a lack of consistency in treatment interventions and in applying operational outcome criteria.

DOI10.1111/j.1399-5618.2012.00989.x
Alternate JournalSchizophr. Res.

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