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[Long-term prognosis of manic-depressive psychosis].

Authors
  • Gurevich, Z P
  • Isakov, M P
  • Kharichev, V V
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zhurnal nevropatologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova (Moscow, Russia : 1952)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1985
Volume
85
Issue
4
Pages
550–556
Identifiers
PMID: 4002947
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two groups of patients with a favourable and unfavourable prolonged course of manic-depressive psychosis (161 patients) were compared using computerized selection of the relevant sings and prognostically significant combinations of the signs. Out of the 39 clinical signs characteristic of the initial period of the disease, prognostically significant were the recurrence of psychotic attacks, severity of affective pathology, presence of cyclothymic states and their nature, manifestations of affective pathology (depressive or other) at the beginning of the first phase of psychosis and the severity of somato-vegetative disorders in this pathology. Additionally, the prognostic signs were identified in relation to sex. Combinations of these signs do not determine prognosis in all cases but make it far more probable.

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