Prediction research in neuroleptic therapy — future directions
Prognosis (Gk. prognosis) means to know in advance. To predict (Lat. praedicere) means to state, tell about or make known in advance. Prediction is the more technical term compared to prognosis. Prognosis is a prediction especially of the probable course of a disease. This makes clear that in prediction research we deal with probabilities. One aim of this kind of research is to increase the probability of correct prediction. The clinical aim is to improve the course of illness by tailoring the treatment to the individual patient.
KeywordsVulnerability Model Illness Characteristic Prediction Research Neuroleptic Therapy Treatment Outcome Research
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