Prognosis

  • John S. Strauss
  • William T. CarpenterJr.
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)

Abstract

What is to be the fate of our adolescent patient? He has, after all, characteristic symptoms of schizophrenia, and we have made the preliminary diagnosis based on the information at hand. Even early in the evaluation process, the clinician must make initial treatment plans, and the patient and family need the clinician’s perspective in establishing expectations for their future. Considering prognosis is of tantamount importance, and witting and unwitting communications concerning the patient’s future begin early in the clinical contact.

Keywords

Prognostic Variable Multidimensional System Prior Functioning Multidimensional View Prognostic Status 
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Recommended Reading

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Strauss
    • 1
  • William T. CarpenterJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Maryland Psychiatric Research CenterUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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