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Chronicity in Schizophrenia: Fact, Partial Fact, or Artifact?
Courtenay M. Harding; Joseph Zubin; John S. Strauss
Psychiatric Services 1987; doi:
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The authors thank George W. Brooks, M.D., Professor Luc Ciompi, Kenneth G. Terkelsen, M.D., and Victoria Seitz, Ph.D., for their helpful comments and Nancy Ryan for preparation of the manuscript.

Department of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, 150 Connecticut Mental Health Center, 34 Park Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06519

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and research career scientist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Pittsburgh

Yale University School of Medicine

American Psychiatric Association

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Clinical experience has appeared to support the view that persons with repeated episodes of schizophrenia can expect to have a chronic course with residual symptoms and lasting deficits in such areas as work, social relations, and self-care. However, the authors' review of recent long-term follow-up studies and of the clinical experiences of early researchers strongly challenges this pervasive expectation. This report suggests that there is considerable heterogeneity in the long-term outcome of schizophrenia, with marginal or deteriorated states more the exception than the rule. Among the contributors to the misperception of chronicity are biased sampling, both past and present, as well as a multitude of environmental and psychosocial factors that affect patient outcome.

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