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May 1973

Premorbid Adjustment, Paranoid Diagnosis, and RemissionAcute Schizophrenics Treated in a Community Mental Health Center

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1973;28(5):666-672. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1973.01750350046009

Eighty acute schizophrenics, classified as having good or poor premorbid adjustment and paranoid or nonparanoid symptoms, were followed from admission to a crisis-oriented inpatient program until one year after discharge to determine the predictive relationship between premorbid or paranoid status and psychopathological condition, posthospital treatment, and community adjustment.