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What is harder for a patient to fix with schizophrenia: positive or negative symptoms?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Positive

Typically it is considered to be easier to treat the positive symptoms of schizophrenia as opposed to the negative symptoms.
Positive symptoms tend to respond better to antipsychotic medications. Medications to treat the negative symptoms of schizophrenia are currently lacking or of limited efficacy.

In brief: Positive

Typically it is considered to be easier to treat the positive symptoms of schizophrenia as opposed to the negative symptoms.
Positive symptoms tend to respond better to antipsychotic medications. Medications to treat the negative symptoms of schizophrenia are currently lacking or of limited efficacy.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Negative

Our treatments for schizophrenia are generally less effective, although still beneficial, for negative symptoms.
Sadly, negative symptoms often account for the majority of functional impairment from schizophrenia.

In brief: Negative

Our treatments for schizophrenia are generally less effective, although still beneficial, for negative symptoms.
Sadly, negative symptoms often account for the majority of functional impairment from schizophrenia.
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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