A selective review of recent North American long-term followup studies of schizophrenia.

@article{McGlashan1988ASR,
  title={A selective review of recent North American long-term followup studies of schizophrenia.},
  author={Thomas H. McGlashan},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={1988},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={515-42}
}
North American outcome studies of schizophrenia conducted within the past quarter century are reviewed if their minimum average followup is 10 years and they meet at least some modern design criteria. Ten such investigations are described and summarized. Taken as a whole, they demonstrate that schizophrenia can be a chronic disease whose outcome on the average is worse than that of other major mental illnesses. It is associated with an increased risk for suicide, physical illness, and mortality… CONTINUE READING