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Schizophrenia and Other Psychosis

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In the patient of schizophrenia, which of the following features would be indicative of a poor prognosis with this disease? (DNB June 2010)



A Young onset

B Withdrawn behavior

C Poor support system

D Family history of mood disorders

Ans. D Family history of mood disorders

Factors weighting toward a good prognosis in schizophrenia include: late onset of the disease, obvious precipitating factors/stressors, an acute onset, good premorbid functioning, the presence of mood disorder symptoms, the patient being married, a family history of mood disorders, good support systems, and the presence of positive symptoms (as opposed to negative symptoms).

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