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DEFINITIONS
 


RECOVERY:

Has (1), (2) and (3):

    (1) Has all of the following occupational-economic assets:
    • Works well with others
    • Full-time competitive employment
    • Doesn't require financial assistance
    • Adequate cognitive functioning (concentration, memory, motivation, learning, judgment)
    • No significant irrationality (eccentricity, odd beliefs, perceptual distortions, delusions, hallucinations)

    (2) Has all of the following social assets:
    • Ability to live independently
    • No significant negative emotion (anxiety, depression, suicidal behavior, emotional instability)
    • No significant detachment (suspiciousness or social withdrawal)
    • No significant antagonism (hostility, attention-seeking, manipulativeness, deceitfulness)
    • No significant disinhibition (irresponsibility, impulsivity, dangerous risk taking)

    (3) No significant physical illness (related to the disorder in question)

RELAPSE (OR NOT YET RECOVERED):

Has either (1), (2) or (3):

    (1) Significantly impaired by one or more of the following occupational-economic problems:
    • Works poorly with others
    • Lacks full-time competitive employment
    • Requires financial assistance
    • Impaired cognitive functioning (concentration, memory, motivation, learning, judgment)
    • Irrationality (eccentricity, odd beliefs, perceptual distortions, delusions, hallucinations)

    (2) Significantly impaired by one or more of the following social factors:
    • Inability to live independently
    • Negative emotion (anxiety, depression, suicidal behavior, emotional instability)
    • Detachment (suspiciousness or social withdrawal)
    • Antagonism (hostility, attention-seeking, manipulativeness, deceitfulness)
    • Disinhibition (irresponsibility, impulsivity, dangerous risk taking)

    (3) Significantly impaired by physical illness (related to the disorder in question)
Definitions by Phillip W. Long MD (published online: October 2nd, 2013 Internet Mental Health www.mentalhealth.com)

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