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The objective of the present study was to measure the very long-term outcome in community-dwelling patients with a diagnosis of psychosis and to search for possible correlations of outcome with clinical factors. The sample included 55 psychotic patients with at least 15 years of disease duration (M = 32.1 years). For the estimation of the outcome, the Health of the Nations Outcome Scale and the Clinical Global Impression Scale were used. A total of 34.5% of the patients had a good outcome, whereas 27.3% had poor outcome. Outcome was found to be correlated to symptoms, and it was significantly worse in patients living with other severely mentally ill family members. In our study, outcome was good in more than a third of patients. Both symptoms and social functioning were associated with outcome. This study may have some implications for mental healthcare delivery.
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Name: The Journal of nervous and mental disease
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Hospitals which provide care to patients with long-term illnesses.
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