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.
KeywordsPrognostic Variable Multidimensional System Prior Functioning Multidimensional View Prognostic Status
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