Year: 2002 Source: Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, 2002. p.33-54 SIEC No: 20021420

This article presents an epidemiological study of the course of illness in patients with psychotic symptoms selected at the time of their first hospitalization. The authors focus on the stability of the diagnosis of schizophrenia; the comparison of illness course by diagnosis; & the predictors of illness course including age, gender, substance abuse, suicide history, premorbid social competence, illness duration & severity, & treatment. (29 refs)