Negative Symptoms Have Greater Impact Than Positive on Outcomes in Schizophrenia


In a Schizophrenia Research article study of 1447 people diagnosed with schizophrenia as part of the NIMH CATIE study, researchers in Israel, Switzerland and the U.K. found that improvement in negative symptoms had a distinct and independent effect on outcome relative to other symptoms.
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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected].