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    High relapse rates are common in patients with schizophrenia, and less than one-third of patients are relatively symptom-free and functional.

    Why is this the case?

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    It is a widely accepted fact that one of the most essential predictors of relapse in schizophrenia is medication status, or in other words, if the patient resumes his/hers antipsychotic treatment the risk of relapse is reduced by approximately 70% (Samalin et al., 2010). For that reason, it is imperative for ...

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    This posting clearly identifies predictors of relapse in schizophrenia. References are also listed to promote research.