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To study the early course of schizophrenia, we assessed 79 early phase, young, DSM-III schizophrenic patients at two successive posthospital follow-ups, 2.5 and 5.0 years after index hospitalization. More than 50% of the sample had poor overall outcome, with either severe impairment in functioning and symptoms, or suicide, in the follow-up period.(More)
To study the course of psychosis in early schizophrenia, the authors assessed 111 patients at hospitalization and at one or two follow-ups. The course of psychosis was analyzed separately for broad (DSM-II) and narrow (DSM-III) concepts of schizophrenia. The patients diagnosed with DSM-II improved in psychosis between the first and second follow-ups. Those(More)
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