Predictors of Outcome in Schizophrenia


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Abstract

Several factors have been reported to be associated with poor outcome in psychosis. A prospective study was conducted to identify and subsequently assess the relative prognostic value of factors that might assist in the earlier identification of patients likely to have a poor outcome. The results confirmed that certain factors, including male gender, family history of schizophrenia, structural brain abnormalities, absence of adverse life events, and tardive dyskinesia, were indeed associated with poor outcome.

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