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One-year follow-up of patients with first-episode schizophrenia (comparison between remitters and non-remitters)

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Original title:One-year follow-up of patients with first-episode schizophrenia (comparison between remitters and non-remitters)
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Citation:ČEŠKOVÁ, Eva, Radovan PŘIKRYL, Tomáš KAŠPÁREK a Hana KUČEROVÁ. One-year follow-up of patients with first-episode schizophrenia (comparison between remitters and non-remitters). Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, New Zealand: Dove Medical Press, 2007, roč. 3, č. 1, s. 153-160. ISSN 1176-6328.Export BibTeX
@article{720244,
author = {Češková, Eva and Přikryl, Radovan and Kašpárek, Tomáš and Kučerová, Hana},
article_location = {New Zealand},
article_number = {1},
keywords = {first-episode schizophrenia; remission; negative symptoms; general psychoptahology},
language = {eng},
issn = {1176-6328},
journal = {Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment},
title = {One-year follow-up of patients with first-episode schizophrenia (comparison between remitters and non-remitters)},
volume = {3},
year = {2007}
}
Original language:English
Field:Psychiatry, sexuology
Type:Article in Periodical
Keywords:first-episode schizophrenia; remission; negative symptoms; general psychoptahology

The first episode of schizophrenia is characterized by pronounced treatment response which may not be the case in a portion of patients during the further course of the disease from the first psychotic break-down. After theacute treatment and at 1-year follow-up the most frequent symptoms were negative and non-specific general symptoms. At the 1-year follow-up the impairment of insight and judgment is one of the most frequent symptoms in both remitters and non-remitters. This confirms the suggestion that the period after the first psychotic manifestation constitutes a critical period. Longitudinal follow-up of first-episode patients is of great interest in addressing this question.