Purpose: To investigate whether symptomatic remission relates to better outcomes in schizophrenia.
Methods: Seventy-six schizophrenia patients were assessed using measures of cross-sectional symptomatic remission, social functioning, subjective quality of life (QoL), and cognition.
Results: Most patients (53; 69.7%) were not in remission. Remitted patients presented significantly better social functioning, better self-reported QoL, insight, and lower levels of depressive symptoms. They also showed a non-significant trend for better executive function, processing speed and verbal memory.
Conclusions: Symptomatic remission may be a good indicator of better clinical status, social functioning and QoL, but not so much for cognitive functioning.
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