Measurement-Based Psychiatry: Definitions of Response, Remission, Stability, and Relapse in Schizophrenia

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Clinical trials and clinical practice rely on the assessment of change. In the former, assessments are made utilizing rating scales, whereas that is rarely the case in clinical practice. At the same time, there are terms that are used in both contexts that become particularly important in translating the results of clinical trials into clinical practice, e.g., response, remission, stability, and relapse.​

J Clin Psychiatry 2006;67(11):1813-1814