Justin is a 12-year-old male who was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia

1.     Justin is a 12-year-old male who was recently diagnosed with

schizophrenia. He was quickly placed into a highly regarded assessment and treatment program and began pharmacotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. His parents have had a difficult time with the diagnosis as Justin has always been very healthy, a good school performer, and has never had any developmental concerns or delays. However, they are very supportive and committed to his recovery. Justin has been on an atypical antipsychotic for 1 month with no intolerable adverse effects. When counseling Justin’s parents about the prognosis, the PMHNP advises the parents that which of the following is more correlated with good outcomes in patients like Justin?
A.
His age at the time of diagnosis
B.
The absence of family history
C.
Justin’s level of function before diagnosis
D.
Tolerance of antipsychotic medication

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