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III. Relapse Postponement or Relapse Prevention? The Implications for Long-term Outcome

  • D. A. Curson (a1), T. R. E. Barnes (a2), R. W. Bamber (a3), S. D. Platt (a4), S. R. Hirsch (a5) and J. C. Duffy (a6)...

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The relapse and admission histories revealed a positive correlation between number of schizophrenic episodes and time on maintenance medication, probably reflecting severity of illness. Relapse rates after drug discontinuation rose to 45% within 13 months. There were no differences of predictive value between those relapsing on or off medication. The relationship between relapse rates, drug treatment, and social outcome is complex; antipsychotic drugs may postpone relapse, and frequent relapses might inhibit improvement in social performance long after florid symptoms have been controlled by medication.

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III. Relapse Postponement or Relapse Prevention? The Implications for Long-term Outcome

  • D. A. Curson (a1), T. R. E. Barnes (a2), R. W. Bamber (a3), S. D. Platt (a4), S. R. Hirsch (a5) and J. C. Duffy (a6)...

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III. Relapse Postponement or Relapse Prevention? The Implications for Long-term Outcome

  • D. A. Curson (a1), T. R. E. Barnes (a2), R. W. Bamber (a3), S. D. Platt (a4), S. R. Hirsch (a5) and J. C. Duffy (a6)...
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