Remission in schizophrenia: proposed criteria and rationale for consensus.

  title={Remission in schizophrenia: proposed criteria and rationale for consensus.},
  author={Nancy C. Andreasen and William T. Carpenter and John M. Kane and Robert A. Lasser and Stephen R. Marder and Daniel R. Weinberger},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={162 3},
New advances in the understanding of schizophrenia etiology, course, and treatment have increased interest on the part of patients, families, advocates, and professionals in the development of consensus-defined standards for clinical status and improvement, including illness remission and recovery. As demonstrated in the area of mood disorders, such standards provide greater clarity around treatment goals, as well as an improved framework for the design and comparison of investigational trials… 

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