Schizophrenia and Other Psychosis
In the patient of schizophrenia, which of the following features would be indicative of a poor prognosis with this disease? (DNB June 2010)
|C||Poor support system|
|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).