Schizophrenia is a complex disorder with a range of symptoms that needs an individualized treatment plan
- Illness course and outcomes
- Age of onset
- Response to therapy
Measuring the change in the severity of positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia following treatment can help determine efficacy.1,2
Schizophrenia Symptoms Assessed by PANSS3
Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) consists of 30 different items, each quantified with a 1 to 7 severity rating3
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