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When are the chances for recovery from schizophrenia considered to be the greatest? 

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Studies for identifying those who recover from schizophrenia will need to be longitudinal and prospective, including controlled clinical trials, effectiveness and field studies that view recovery as unfolding over many years in dynamic ways.

The results from the study indicate that recovery from schizophrenia may take the form of time-limited remissions for half of the reexamined subjects when strict criteria for full recovery are used.

This empirically derived description of the process of recovery, from the perspective of people who are experiencing it, can be used to generate research hypotheses for future studies to further our understanding and to promote recovery from schizophrenia.

RESULTS: Constant comparative analysis led to a theory of a six-stage process of self-recovery in those with schizophrenia.

One benefit of research on the construct of recovery will be to improve the differentiation of schizophrenia as a heterogeneous set of disorders rather than a unitary disease. The role of various malleable factors related to recovery, including treatment and rehabilitation, should lead to advances in services for persons with schizophrenia as well as in training of mental health professionals.