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The prognostic significance of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in schizophrenia
Am J Psychiatry 1986;143:437-441.
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Obsessive-compulsive symptomatology has been described in schizophrenia for more than 60 years, but its clinical significance has yet to be explored systematically. This report details the clinical characteristics and long-term course of a group of 21 schizophrenic patients with prominent obsessive-compulsive symptoms from the Chestnut Lodge Follow-Up Study. While this group differed on admission only minimally from schizophrenic patients without obsessive-compulsive symptoms, their long-term outcome in the areas of social relations, employment, psychopathology, and global functioning was significantly, and almost uniformly, poorer. Persistent obsessive-compulsive symptoms thus appear to be a powerful predictor of poor prognosis in schizophrenia.

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