Assessment > Prognosis

Prognosis

  • Individual dependent, no fixed rules

  • Typically, brief psychotic disorder has a good prognosis and runs its course in less than 1 month.

  • If symptoms last for more than 6 months, doctors might consider a more chronic relapsing remitting illness (e.g. Schizophrenia)

  • The likelihood and frequency of relapses could related to a number of factors, such as: 

    • Illicit drug use, 

    • Antipsychotic medication non-compliance, 

    • Stress (psychological or social), 

    • No clear identifiable reason

  • Factors such as individual motivation, psychosocial supports can make a huge difference

Copyright 2012 RevisePsych

Last updated March 2020

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