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Saturday, May 03, 2008 pfowler, Community Member, asks

Q: does schizophrenia get worse with age

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Christina Bruni, Health Guide
5/ 4/08 8:17pm

Hello pfowler,


With the right effective dose of medication, adherence to treatment, and a support network, as well as the commitment to developing and using coping skills, it's possible the long-term prognosis for someone diagnosed with schizophrenia will be good, and the hardship lessen.




Donna-1, Community Member
5/13/08 7:29pm

If you look up information on the internet about the prognosis for those with schizophrenia, I think you will find studies that show that sz often gets a little better with age.  It kindof eases off and stabilizes at a lower level.  Not so many peaks and valleys.  Best wishes.



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By pfowler, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/26/11, First Published: 05/03/08