Schizophrenia typically follows a predictable pattern,
which usually develops within the first 5 years of illness. Before that,
psychotic episodes may be difficult to predict. The
pattern of illness often stays the same throughout your lifetime, although it
Some people have only one or two psychotic episodes. Others have psychotic episodes throughout their
Many people have short
relapses. A few have severe symptoms all the
Some people have relapses only during stressful times in
Some have more psychotic episodes as they grow older. Some have fewer.
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