Resolution and remission in schizophrenia: getting well and staying well

Yeomans, David, Taylor, Mark, Currie, Alan, Whale, Richard, Ford, Keith, Fear, Christopher, Hynes, Joanne, Sullivan, Gary, Moore, Bryan and Burns, Tom (2010) Resolution and remission in schizophrenia: getting well and staying well. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 16 (2). pp. 86-95. ISSN 1355-5146

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/apt.bp.108.006411

Abstract

Remission is a new research outcome indicating long-term wellness. Remission not only sets a standard for minimal severity of symptoms and signs (resolution); it also sets a standard for how long symptoms and signs need to remain at this minimal level (6 months). Individuals who achieve remission from schizophrenia have better subjective well-being and better functional outcomes than those who do not. Research suggests that remission can be achieved in 20–60% of people with schizophrenia. There is some evidence of the usefulness of remission as an outcome indicator for clinicians, service users and their carers. This article reviews the literature on remission in schizophrenia and asks whether it could be a useful clinical standard of well-being and a foundation for functional improvement and recovery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: recovery, mental health
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2011 15:02
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4079

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