Background: Schizophrenia is a complex psychiatric disorder that represents a challenge
for all clinicians. Although treatment must address both positive and negative symptoms, several
authors have reported the importance of managing unmet needs among patients with schizophrenia.
Unmet needs in schizophrenia include difficulties at various clinical, psychosocial, relational, economic,
and occupational levels. An important unmet need is represented by insight into the illness that
is associated with treatment adherence and compliance with medical prescriptions.
Conclusion: In order to improve our understanding and management of schizophrenia, it is critically
important to address the complexity of needs among patients with schizophrenia.
Keywords: Cognitive, emotional, psychosocial, psychiatric disorder, symptoms, schizophrenia.
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