Schizophrenia, an illness with bad outcome: myth or reality?

  title={Schizophrenia, an illness with bad outcome: myth or reality?},
  author={Amal Abdel-Baki and Alain D. Lesage and Luc Nicole and Mari{\`e}ve Cossette and Emilie Salvat and Pierre Lalonde},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={56 2},
OBJECTIVE Different myths about schizophrenia endorsed by clinicians maintain the pessimism about outcome thus reducing chances of improvement. There are no recent North American studies on the long-term outcome of first-episode schizophrenia to clarify if these beliefs are myths or reality. Our study describes the long-term outcome (10 to 16 years) of a first-episode schizophrenia incidence cohort (n = 142) in a Canadian urban centre between 1983 and 1999. METHOD Clinical and social… CONTINUE READING