Clinical digest. Most people treated for schizophrenia experience no lasting improvements in health

April 2012
Nursing Standard;4/18/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 33, p14
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The article discusses research which was published in the article "Sustained Favourable Long-Term Outcome in the Treatment of Schizophrenia: A 3-Year Prospective Observational Study" by G Cuyun Carter et al. and found that most people treated for schizophrenia experience no lasting improvements in health.


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