Ninety first‐episode patients fulfilling ICD‐9 criteria for schizophrenia were followed up prospectively for 10 years. Complete assessments were possible on 76. The pattern of illness was good in 67% of the cases, and the commonest patterns was one with recurrent episodes. Predictors of poor course and longer time spent in psychosis were identified. All positive and negative symptoms showed a steep decline at the end of 10 years. The results are discussed in the context of longitudinal research on the course of schizophrenia in developing countries.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica|
|State||Published - Nov 1994|
- longitudinal study
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health