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Factors Associated with the Course and Outcome of Schizophrenia in India Results of a Two-Year Multicentre Follow-Up Study

  • A. Verghese (a1), J. K. John (a1), S. Rajkumar (a2), J. Richard (a3), B. B. Sethi (a4) and J. K. Trivedi (a5)...

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The paper describes the two-year follow-up results from 323 out of 386 patients fulfilling a modified version of Feighner's criteria for diagnosis of schizophrenia, in Lucknow, Vellore, and Madras. There was remission in 66% of cases. Short duration of illness, consistent compliance with medication, positive attitudes of relatives and neighbours, absence of economic difficulties, increase in religious activities on the part of patients, a rural background, and a non-schizoid pre-morbid personality were associated with good outcome. Features of depression, dangerous behaviour, and absence of agitation were associated with poor outcome.

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Unit II, Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India 632 002

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Factors Associated with the Course and Outcome of Schizophrenia in India Results of a Two-Year Multicentre Follow-Up Study

  • A. Verghese (a1), J. K. John (a1), S. Rajkumar (a2), J. Richard (a3), B. B. Sethi (a4) and J. K. Trivedi (a5)...

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Factors Associated with the Course and Outcome of Schizophrenia in India Results of a Two-Year Multicentre Follow-Up Study

  • A. Verghese (a1), J. K. John (a1), S. Rajkumar (a2), J. Richard (a3), B. B. Sethi (a4) and J. K. Trivedi (a5)...
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