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Prognosis of Schizophrenia

Although it is difficult to predict with certainty the course that an individual's Schizophrenia will take, there are several factors that seem to predict a more difficult course with poorer functional outcomes. These factors include:

Early detection and treatment of Schizophrenia can improve outcomes

There is evidence to suggest that greater chances of improvement and recovery exist when Schizophrenia is diagnosed and treated as early as possible after the condition develops [ref].

Early treatment is more likely to happen in communities where there is easy access to mental health services, and also where there exist special outreach programs that encourage individuals with psychosis to seek treatment as soon as possible.

 

Course and Prevalence

Associated Conditions