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What is the future for person with schizophrenia in terms of nerve system, memory, or any other problems by age ?

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Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends...

Early onset w/ insidious symptoms (gradual onset) & poor premorbid functioning (poor social skills & school performance, odd cognitions, psychomotor probs, ) predict worse outcomes & chronic probs.
Ongoing medication is crucial in helping ppl function & adapt. Therapy is helpful but not as helpful as meds. Family support is important. Med side effects such as tardive & diabetes are a concern.

In brief: Depends...

Early onset w/ insidious symptoms (gradual onset) & poor premorbid functioning (poor social skills & school performance, odd cognitions, psychomotor probs, ) predict worse outcomes & chronic probs.
Ongoing medication is crucial in helping ppl function & adapt. Therapy is helpful but not as helpful as meds. Family support is important. Med side effects such as tardive & diabetes are a concern.
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Depends on severity of illness how early treated effectiveness of rx social supports life stresses etc.

In brief: Varies

Depends on severity of illness how early treated effectiveness of rx social supports life stresses etc.
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