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The predictability of relapses in schizophrenic patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1829006     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to identify clinically relevant predictors of short-term (2 years) outcome in schizophrenic patients and to gather these predictors into one simple prognosis model for the course of the disease. Ninety-nine schizophrenic outpatients classified according to DSM-III criteria were observed for 3 years with regard to their relapse (rehospitalization) frequency. Predictors of both a high and a low relapse risk permitting a prognostic assessment of the individual case were based on various sources: case history data, especially those relating to the previous course of the disease: social and therapeutic situation; psychopathological findings; emotional family atmosphere; and prognosis scales.
G Buchkremer; K Stricker; R Holle; H Kuhs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience     Volume:  240     ISSN:  0940-1334     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-01     Completed Date:  1991-08-01     Revised Date:  2009-05-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9103030     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  292-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Federal Republic of Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Family / psychology
Patient Readmission
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Risk Factors
Schizophrenia / genetics,  rehabilitation*
Schizophrenic Psychology*
Social Adjustment*
Social Environment*

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