Prognosis of Schizophrenia 1
Prognosis of Schizophrenia 1: Treatment can alleviate symptoms but patients often tend to suffer symptoms throughout the rest of their lives. Treatment plans must be adhered to in order to avoid complications such as suicide or acts of violence. The best prognosis is achieved by early management of the condition with strict adherence to the treatment plan.
Factors which increase the risk of a good prognosis:
Rapid onset of symptoms
Increased age of onset
Mainly positive rather than negative symptoms
Presence of mood symptoms
Good level of functioning before illness
Good support network and positive attitude from people around them ...see also Overview of Schizophrenia 1
Onset of Schizophrenia 1: Most common ages of onset are the teenage and early adolescent years though it can be diagnosed in children in as young as 7. It rarely develops after the age of 45.
Complications of Schizophrenia 1 may include:
- Patients tend to face an increased risk of substance abuse which can exacerbate symptoms in some patients
- Patients tend to face an increased risk of suicide
- Violent acts
- more complications...»
See also complications of Schizophrenia 1.
Schizophrenia 1: Research More
The 'prognosis' of Schizophrenia 1 usually refers to the likely outcome
of Schizophrenia 1.
The prognosis of Schizophrenia 1
may include the duration of Schizophrenia 1, chances of complications of Schizophrenia 1,
prospects for recovery, recovery period for Schizophrenia 1, survival rates,
and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Schizophrenia 1.
Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.
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