Gender and the course of schizophrenia: differences in treated outcomes.

  title={Gender and the course of schizophrenia: differences in treated outcomes.},
  author={Matthias Claus Angermeyer and Lynn Kuehn and Jill M. Goldstein},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={16 2},
A survey of the literature suggests that women tend to exhibit a more favorable course of schizophrenia than men. This seems to be true for a range of outcome measures, such as hospital treatment, psychopathology, and social adaptation. Due to methodological limitations, however, the empirical evidence for gender differences in outcome is not wholly consistent. In 1983, a study of first-admitted patients with DSM-III diagnoses of schizophrenia or schizophreniform disorder (n = 278) from the… CONTINUE READING

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