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
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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