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Resultat
Vitenskapelig oversiktsartikkel/review
2008

Definitions of the term recovered in schizophrenia and other disorders

Bidragsytere:
  • Ann Færden
  • Ragnar Nesvåg og
  • Steve Marder

Tidsskrift

Psychopathology
ISSN 0254-4962
e-ISSN 1423-033X
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig oversiktsartikkel/review
Publiseringsår: 2008
Volum: 41
Hefte: 5
Sider: 271 - 278

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Tittel

Definitions of the term recovered in schizophrenia and other disorders

Sammendrag

BACKGROUND: The use of the term 'recovered' in outcome studies of schizophrenia has for a long time been problematic because of the many different definitions in use. In the present study different definitions of recovered in schizophrenia are reviewed and compared with similar definitions in other fields of medicine. SAMPLING AND METHODS: A literature search was done for criteria-based definitions of recovered as used in follow-up studies of patients with schizophrenia during the last 50 years and the current use of the term in other fields of medicine. RESULTS: In medicine, only the field of psychiatry defines the term recovered to be synonymous with no or minimal signs of illness. Other fields only apply the term when studying the outcome of a specific function. In psychiatry, only the field of schizophrenia includes both symptoms and functioning in the definition. All but 1 of the 18 definitions found in use in the field of schizophrenia required minimal or no symptoms, while all differed in defining functional recovery. Recovered was seldom defined as following from a state of remission, and studies varied in requiring a stable phase. CONCLUSION: When using the term in the field of schizophrenia, a distinction should be made between symptomatic and functional recovery in order to place it in line with other fields of medicine. To avoid confusing the process of recovery from the state of being recovered, the term recovered should be reserved for use in outcome studies, following from a time in remission. We suggest 2 years. (c) 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Bidragsytere

Ann Færden

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Det medisinske fakultet ved Universitetet i Oslo

Ragnar Nesvåg

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Det medisinske fakultet ved Universitetet i Oslo

Steve Marder

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
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