Remission in first-episode psychosis: predictor variables and symptom improvement patterns.

@article{Emsley2006RemissionIF,
  title={Remission in first-episode psychosis: predictor variables and symptom improvement patterns.},
  author={Robin Alexander Emsley and Piet P. Oosthuizen and Martin Kidd and Liezl Koen and Dana J. H. Niehaus and H Jadri Turner},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={67 11},
  pages={1707-12}
}
BACKGROUND Previous attempts to identify clinically useful predictors of treatment outcome in schizophrenia have been hampered by methodological inconsistencies, including a lack of standardized outcome measures. Recently proposed operationally defined criteria for remission provide an opportunity to readdress this topic. METHOD We applied the remission criteria to a sample of 57 subjects with first-episode psychosis (DSM-IV schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or schizophreniform… CONTINUE READING