Prediction of outcome in first-episode schizophrenia.

  title={Prediction of outcome in first-episode schizophrenia.},
  author={Jeffrey A. Lieberman},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={54 Suppl},
Prompt and efficient treatment of acute psychotic episodes combined with the prevention of relapses will limit the accrued morbidity of schizophrenia. However, the heterogeneity of schizophrenia makes it difficult to determine which individuals are most likely to relapse. There are three major potential biological predictors of schizophrenic relapse: (1) behavioral response to dopamine agonist stimulation, (2) the presence of tardive dyskinesia, and (3) increases in anterior pituitary hormones… CONTINUE READING


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