publication . Article . 2015

Predicting severity of paranoid schizophrenia

Kolesnichenko Elena Vladimirovna;
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  • Published: 11 Sep 2015 Journal: European Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences (issn: 2310-5674, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Premier Publishing s.r.o.
Clinical symptoms, course and outcomes of paranoid schizophrenia are polymorphic. 206 cases of paranoid schizophrenia were investigated. Clinical predictors were collected from hospital records and interviews. Quantitative assessment of the severity of schizophrenia as special indexes was used. Schizoid, epileptoid, psychasthenic and conformal accentuation of personality in the premorbid, early onset of psychosis, paranoid and hallucinatory-paranoid variants of onset predicted more expressed severity of paranoid schizophrenia. These prognostic factors can be taken into account in clinical practice.
Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activities
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