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Korean Journal of Schizophrenia Research 2010;13(2):74-80.
정신분열병으로부터 회복된 환자들의 임상적 특성
Hyun-Min Kim, MD2, Hye-Sun Shin1, Hye-Kyung Kwon1, Myung-Sook Park3, Tae-Won Park, MD1,2, Jong-Chul Yang, MD1,2 and Young-Chul Chung, MD, PhD1,2
Objectives:Few studies have used a clear definition of recovery to identify the characteristics of patients who have recovered from schizophrenia. This study was undertaken to explore and compare socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with schizophrenia who have recovered, remitted or residual symptoms.
Methods:Stable outpatients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder were classified as being recovered, remitted or residual state using predetermined definitions for recovery, remission and residual state. They were evaluated using Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), Scale for Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS), Personal and Social Performance scale (PSP), Scale to assess Unawareness of Mental Disorder (SUMD-K) and Social Functional Questionnaire (SFQ), Korean version of the revised Insight Scale for Psychosis (KISP), and Drug Attitude Inventory-10 (DAI-10).
Results:Compared to remitted and residual groups, recovered group showed significantly lower scores on the PANSS, SANS, and PSP. Significantly high scores in the SFQ were observed in recovered group compared to remitted group. Patients in recovered group were found to have good initial medication response, and few negative symptoms.
Conclusion:These results indicate that recovered patients from schizophrenia are significantly better compared to remitted and residual patients in terms of symptomatology and functioning. (Korean J Schizophr Res 2010;13:74-80)
Key Words: Schizophrenia,Recovery,Clinical characteristics
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