Comparative remission rates of schizophrenic patients using various remission criteria

  title={Comparative remission rates of schizophrenic patients using various remission criteria},
  author={Romain Beitinger and Jingxia Lin and Werner Kissling and Stefan Leucht},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},

Criteria for symptom remission revisited: a study of patients affected by schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders

The use of more restrictive severity criteria of remission seems to be associated with improved identification of truly remitted patients.

What are residual symptoms in schizophrenia spectrum disorder? Clinical description and 1-year persistence within a naturalistic trial

A significant association was found between the presence of residual Symptoms and the severity of side effects and functioning at discharge as well as between residual symptoms and the risk of relapse and chance of remission one year after discharge.

Early Improvement As a Predictor of Later Response to Antipsychotics in Schizophrenia: A Diagnostic Test Review.

Patients not even minimally improved by week 2 of antipsychotic treatment are unlikely to respond later and may benefit from a treatment change, and the test specificity was significantly moderated by a trial duration of <6 weeks, higher baseline illness severity, and shorter illness duration.



On the concept of remission in schizophrenia

The new remission criteria proved to be an achievable goal for clinical trials and a consensus on the application of their time component is still needed.

Statistical validation of the criteria for symptom remission in schizophrenia: Preliminary findings

Results indicate that the remission criteria are both and specific indicators of clinical status, and additional analyses are required to determine if remission status predicts other outcomes, such as employment, independent living, and prognosis.

Remission criteria for schizophrenia: Evaluation in a large naturalistic cohort

Remission in early psychosis: Rates, predictors, and clinical and functional outcome correlates

Prediction of symptom remission in schizophrenia during inpatient treatment

  • M. JägerM. Riedel H. Möller
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The world journal of biological psychiatry : the official journal of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry
  • 2009
Logistic regression analysis revealed that the global functioning in the year before admission, the total score of the Strauss–Carpenter Prognostic Scale and the PANSS negative subscore at admission were predictive for symptom remission and explained 36% of the observed variance.

Symptomatic remission in previously untreated patients with schizophrenia: 2-year results from the SOHO study

A high proportion of patients with schizophrenia who start antipsychotic treatment achieve remission after 2 years of treatment, and type of medication, symptom severity and previous functioning are important predictors of outcome.

Remission in schizophrenia: proposed criteria and rationale for consensus.

The first consensus-based operational criteria for symptomatic remission in schizophrenia are based on distinct thresholds for reaching and maintaining improvement, as opposed to change criteria, allowing for alignment with traditional concepts of remission in both psychiatric and nonpsychiatric illness.