Long-term outcome of patients with schizophrenia: a review.

  title={Long-term outcome of patients with schizophrenia: a review.},
  author={Thomas H. Jobe and Martin Harrow},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={50 14},
OBJECTIVE To review empirical studies that assess outcome of patients with schizophrenia and evaluate the degree to which reported outcome is affected by research methodology, treatment variables, prognostic factors, epidemiologic factors, and patient resilience. METHOD We reviewed studies that used control subjects and lasted for a decade or more, comparing them with respect to research methodology and choice of outcome variables. RESULTS Like other mental illnesses and medical illness in… CONTINUE READING

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