Course and predictors of symptomatic remission in late-life schizophrenia: A 5-year follow-up study in a Dutch psychiatric catchment area.


Department of Psychiatry and EMGO(+) Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; GGZ inGeest Specialized Mental Health Care, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Electronic address: [Email]


The number of older schizophrenia patients is growing, the majority being treated in outpatient settings. Reported symptomatic remission rates in younger cohorts vary largely. Further insight into course trajectories and putative predictors of remission in older persons with schizophrenia is needed.



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