Depressive symptoms at baseline predict fewer negative symptoms at follow-up in patients with first-episode schizophrenia.

@article{Oosthuizen2002DepressiveSA,
  title={Depressive symptoms at baseline predict fewer negative symptoms at follow-up in patients with first-episode schizophrenia.},
  author={Piet P. Oosthuizen and Robin Emsley and Mimi C Roberts and Jadri A Turner and Linda Keyter and Natasha Keyter and Martijn Torreman},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2002},
  volume={58 2-3},
  pages={247-52}
}
There is uncertainty regarding the prognostic value of depressive symptoms in schizophrenia, having previously been associated with both favourable and poor outcome. This study investigated the relationship between baseline depressive symptoms and treatment outcome at 6, 12 and 24 weeks in 80 subjects with first-episode schizophrenia or schizophreniform disorder in terms of PANSS total and subscale score changes. No significant association was found between baseline PANSS depression factor… CONTINUE READING

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