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What's the outlook for someone with schizophrenia?

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Getting the diagnosis as early as possible will improve the chances of managing the illness. If they get the proper care, which will probably include medication and psychotherapy, they're likely to do better.

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association,  , fourth edition, text revision (DSM-IV-TR), American Psychiatric Association, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Keith, S.  , 1991. Schizophrenia Bulletin

Andreasen, N.  , 1991. Schizophrenia Bulletin

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Schizophrenia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Schizophrenia, tests and diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on January 13, 2019

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association,  , fourth edition, text revision (DSM-IV-TR), American Psychiatric Association, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Keith, S.  , 1991. Schizophrenia Bulletin

Andreasen, N.  , 1991. Schizophrenia Bulletin

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Schizophrenia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Schizophrenia, tests and diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on January 13, 2019

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