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Schizophrenia succeeded by affective illness: catamnestic study and statistical enquiry

  • C. Sheldrick (a1), A. Jablensky (a1), N. Sartorius (a1) and Michael Shepherd (a1)

On the basis of data derived from a long-term follow-up of 12 cases and a 2-year follow-up of the International Pilot Study of Schizophrenia it is suggested that some patients with remitting schizophrenic illnesses can subsequently present clear-cut affective disorders. The implications of these findings are discussed.

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1Address for correspondence: Professor Michael Shepherd, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF.
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