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Alex Kopelowicz

Title(s)Professor-in-Residence, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
SchoolMedicine
Phone(747) 210-3343
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    Using Multifamily Groups to Improve Family-Centered Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes among Mexican Americans
    NIH/NINR R01NR015809Jun 22, 2016 - Apr 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Relapse Prevention: Long-Acting Atypical Antipsychotics
    NIH/NIMH U01MH070012Feb 1, 2006 - Dec 31, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Promoting Adherence to Treatment in Schizophrenia
    NIH/NIMH R01MH064542Sep 25, 2002 - Jun 30, 2008
    Role: Principal Investigator
    MULTIPLE FAMILY GROUPS FOR LATINOS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA
    NIH/NIMH K08MH001665Dec 1, 1998 - Nov 30, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator
    SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING FOR LATINO SCHIZOPHRENICS
    NIH/NIMH R03MH056026Jul 1, 1996 - Jun 30, 1999
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Regeser López S, Ribas AC, Sheinbaum T, Santos MM, Benalcázar A, Garro L, Kopelowicz A. Defining and assessing key behavioral indicators of the Shifting Cultural Lenses model of cultural competence. Transcult Psychiatry. 2020 Apr 26; 1363461520909599. PMID: 32338166.
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    2. Hernandez M, Franco R, Kopelowicz A, Hernandez MY, Mejia Y, Barrio C, López SR. Lessons Learned in Clinical Research Recruitment of Immigrants and Minority Group Members with First-Episode Psychosis. J Immigr Minor Health. 2019 Feb; 21(1):123-128. PMID: 29368059.
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    3. López SR, Gamez D, Mejia Y, Calderon V, Lopez D, Ullman JB, Kopelowicz A. Psychosis Literacy Among Latinos With First-Episode Psychosis and Their Caregivers. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 11 01; 69(11):1153-1159. PMID: 30220245.
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    4. Santos MM, Kopelowicz A, López SR. Recovery From Schizophrenia: The Case of Mexican-Origin Consumers and Family Caregivers. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2018 06; 206(6):439-445. PMID: 29781897.
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    5. Wu S, Ell K, Jin H, Vidyanti I, Chou CP, Lee PJ, Gross-Schulman S, Sklaroff LM, Belson D, Nezu AM, Hay J, Wang CJ, Scheib G, Di Capua P, Hawkins C, Liu P, Ramirez M, Wu BW, Richman M, Myers C, Agustines D, Dasher R, Kopelowicz A, Allevato J, Roybal M, Ipp E, Haider U, Graham S, Mahabadi V, Guterman J. Comparative Effectiveness of a Technology-Facilitated Depression Care Management Model in Safety-Net Primary Care Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: 6-Month Outcomes of a Large Clinical Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2018 04 23; 20(4):e147. PMID: 29685872.
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    6. Kern RS, Zarate R, Glynn SM, Turner LR, Smith KM, Mitchell SS, Sugar CA, Bell MD, Liberman RP, Kopelowicz A, Green MF. Improving Work Outcome in Supported Employment for Serious Mental Illness: Results From 2 Independent Studies of Errorless Learning. Schizophr Bull. 2018 01 13; 44(1):38-45. PMID: 28981901.
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    7. Kopelowicz A, Baker RA, Zhao C, Brewer C, Lawson E, Peters-Strickland T. A multicenter, open-label, pilot study evaluating the functionality of an integrated call center for a digital medicine system to optimize monitoring of adherence to oral aripiprazole in adult patients with serious mental illness. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2017; 13:2641-2651. PMID: 29089771.
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    8. Pillai A, Schooler NR, Peter D, Looney SW, Goff DC, Kopelowicz A, Lauriello J, Manschreck T, Mendelowitz A, Miller DD, Severe JB, Wilson DR, Ames D, Bustillo J, Kane JM, Buckley PF. Predicting relapse in schizophrenia: Is BDNF a plausible biological marker? Schizophr Res. 2018 03; 193:263-268. PMID: 28734907.
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    9. Villalobos BT, Ullman J, Krick TW, Alcántara D, Kopelowicz A, López SR. Caregiver criticism, help-giving, and the burden of schizophrenia among Mexican American families. Br J Clin Psychol. 2017 Sep; 56(3):273-285. PMID: 28464243.
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    10. Buckley PF, Schooler NR, Goff DC, Kopelowicz A, Lauriello J, Manschreck TC, Mendelowitz A, Miller DD, Wilson DR, Ames D, Bustillo JR, Kane JM, Looney SW. Comparison of Injectable and Oral Antipsychotics in Relapse Rates in a Pragmatic 30-Month Schizophrenia Relapse Prevention Study. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 12 01; 67(12):1370-1372. PMID: 27476806.
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    11. Aggarwal NK, Like R, Kopelowicz A, Oryema N, Lu F, Farias P, Lewis-Fernández R. Has the Time Come for a Cultural Psychiatry Fellowship in the USA? Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Dec; 40(6):928-931. PMID: 27472932.
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    12. Keefe RS, Haig GM, Marder SR, Harvey PD, Dunayevich E, Medalia A, Davidson M, Lombardo I, Bowie CR, Buchanan RW, Bugarski-Kirola D, Carpenter WT, Csernansky JT, Dago PL, Durand DM, Frese FJ, Goff DC, Gold JM, Hooker CI, Kopelowicz A, Loebel A, McGurk SR, Opler LA, Pinkham AE, Stern RG. Report on ISCTM Consensus Meeting on Clinical Assessment of Response to Treatment of Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 2016 Jan; 42(1):19-33. PMID: 26362273.
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    13. Kopelowicz A, Zarate R, Wallace CJ, Liberman RP, Lopez SR, Mintz J. Using the theory of planned behavior to improve treatment adherence in Mexican Americans with schizophrenia. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2015 Oct; 83(5):985-93. PMID: 26030760.
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    14. Marta CJ, Ryan WC, Kopelowicz A, Koek RJ. Mania following use of ibogaine: A case series. Am J Addict. 2015 Apr; 24(3):203-5. PMID: 25877487.
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    15. Casas RN, Gonzales E, Aldana-Aragón E, Lara-Muñoz MDC, Kopelowicz A, Andrews L, López SR. Toward the early recognition of psychosis among Spanish-speaking adults on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Psychol Serv. 2014 Nov; 11(4):460-469. PMID: 25383998.
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    16. Buckley PF, Schooler NR, Goff DC, Hsiao J, Kopelowicz A, Lauriello J, Manschreck T, Mendelowitz AJ, Miller del D, Severe JB, Wilson DR, Ames D, Bustillo J, Mintz J, Kane JM. Comparison of SGA oral medications and a long-acting injectable SGA: the PROACTIVE study. Schizophr Bull. 2015 Mar; 41(2):449-59. PMID: 24870446.
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    17. Lewis-Fernández R, Raggio GA, Gorritz M, Duan N, Marcus S, Cabassa LJ, Humensky J, Becker AE, Alarcón RD, Oquendo MA, Hansen H, Like RC, Weiss M, Desai PN, Jacobsen FM, Foulks EF, Primm A, Lu F, Kopelowicz A, Hinton L, Hinton DE. GAP-REACH: a checklist to assess comprehensive reporting of race, ethnicity, and culture in psychiatric publications. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2013 Oct; 201(10):860-71. PMID: 24080673.
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    18. Breitborde NJ, López SR, Aguilera A, Kopelowicz A. Perceptions of efficacy, expressed emotion, and the course of schizophrenia: the case of emotional overinvolvement. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2013 Oct; 201(10):833-40. PMID: 24080669.
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    19. Kern RS, Zarate R, Glynn SM, Turner LR, Smith KM, Mitchell SS, Becker DR, Drake RE, Kopelowicz A, Tovey W, Liberman RP. A demonstration project involving peers as providers of evidence-based, supported employment services. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2013 Jun; 36(2):99-107. PMID: 23750760.
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    20. López SR, Barrio C, Kopelowicz A, Vega WA. From documenting to eliminating disparities in mental health care for Latinos. Am Psychol. 2012 Oct; 67(7):511-23. PMID: 23046302.
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    21. Kopelowicz A, Zarate R, Wallace CJ, Liberman RP, Lopez SR, Mintz J. The ability of multifamily groups to improve treatment adherence in Mexican Americans with schizophrenia. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012 Mar; 69(3):265-73. PMID: 22393219.
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    22. Aguilera A, López SR, Breitborde NJ, Kopelowicz A, Zarate R. Expressed emotion and sociocultural moderation in the course of schizophrenia. J Abnorm Psychol. 2010 Nov; 119(4):875-85. PMID: 21090883.
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    23. Lak DC, Tsang HW, Kopelowicz A, Liberman RP. Outcomes of the Chinese Basic Conversation Skill Module (CBCSM) for people with schizophrenia having mild to moderate symptoms and dysfunction in Hong Kong. Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract. 2010 Jun; 14(2):137-44. PMID: 24922474.
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    24. Breitborde NJ, López SR, Kopelowicz A. Expressed emotion and health outcomes among Mexican-Americans with schizophrenia and their caregiving relatives. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2010 Feb; 198(2):105-9. PMID: 20145484.
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    25. Alarcón RD, Becker AE, Lewis-Fernández R, Like RC, Desai P, Foulks E, Gonzales J, Hansen H, Kopelowicz A, Lu FG, Oquendo MA, Primm A. Issues for DSM-V: the role of culture in psychiatric diagnosis. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2009 Aug; 197(8):559-660. PMID: 19684490.
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    26. López SR, Lara Mdel C, Kopelowicz A, Solano S, Foncerrada H, Aguilera A. La CLAve to increase psychosis literacy of Spanish-speaking community residents and family caregivers. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2009 Aug; 77(4):763-74. PMID: 19634968.
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    27. López SR, Ramírez García JI, Ullman JB, Kopelowicz A, Jenkins J, Breitborde NJ, Placencia P. Cultural variability in the manifestation of expressed emotion. Fam Process. 2009 Jun; 48(2):179-94. PMID: 19579904.
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    28. Breitborde NJ, López SR, Chang C, Kopelowicz A, Zarate R. Emotional over-involvement can be deleterious for caregivers' health: Mexican Americans caring for a relative with schizophrenia. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2009 Sep; 44(9):716-23. PMID: 19190836.
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    29. Zahedi S, Burchuk R, Stone DC, Kopelowicz A. Gun laws and the involuntarily committed: a California road map. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2009; 37(4):545-8. PMID: 20019003.
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    30. O'Brien MP, Zinberg JL, Ho L, Rudd A, Kopelowicz A, Daley M, Bearden CE, Cannon TD. Family problem solving interactions and 6-month symptomatic and functional outcomes in youth at ultra-high risk for psychosis and with recent onset psychotic symptoms: a longitudinal study. Schizophr Res. 2009 Feb; 107(2-3):198-205. PMID: 18996681.
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    31. O'Brien MP, Zinberg JL, Bearden CE, Lopez SR, Kopelowicz A, Daley M, Cannon TD. Parent attitudes and parent adolescent interaction in families of youth at risk for psychosis and with recent-onset psychotic symptoms. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2008 Nov; 2(4):268-76. PMID: 21352160.
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    32. Lin CL, Kopelowicz A, Chan CH, Hsiung PC. A qualitative inquiry into the Taiwanese mentally ill persons' difficulties living in the community. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2008 Oct; 22(5):266-76. PMID: 18809119.
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    33. Kopelowicz A, Ventura J, Liberman RP, Mintz J. Consistency of Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale factor structure across a broad spectrum of schizophrenia patients. Psychopathology. 2008; 41(2):77-84. PMID: 18033976.
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    34. O'Brien MP, Zinberg JL, Bearden CE, Daley M, Niendam TA, Kopelowicz A, Cannon TD. Psychoeducational multi-family group treatment with adolescents at high risk for developing psychosis. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2007 Nov; 1(4):325-32. PMID: 21352120.
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    35. Mintz J, Kopelowicz A. CUtLASS confirms CATIE. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007 Aug; 64(8):978; author reply 979-80. PMID: 17679644.
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    36. Horan WP, Ventura J, Mintz J, Kopelowicz A, Wirshing D, Christian-Herman J, Foy D, Liberman RP. Stress and coping responses to a natural disaster in people with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res. 2007 May 30; 151(1-2):77-86. PMID: 17382405.
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    37. Vega WA, Karno M, Alegria M, Alvidrez J, Bernal G, Escamilla M, Escobar J, Guarnaccia P, Jenkins J, Kopelowicz A, Lagomasino IT, Lewis-Fernandez R, Marin H, Lopez S, Loue S. Research issues for improving treatment of U.S. Hispanics with persistent mental disorders. Psychiatr Serv. 2007 Mar; 58(3):385-94. PMID: 17325113.
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    38. Kopelowicz A, Liberman RP, Zarate R. Recent advances in social skills training for schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 2006 Oct; 32 Suppl 1:S12-23. PMID: 16885207.
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    39. Kopelowicz A, López SR, Zarate R, O'Brien M, Gordon J, Chang C, Gonzalez-Smith V. Expressed emotion and family interactions in Mexican Americans with schizophrenia. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2006 May; 194(5):330-4. PMID: 16699381.
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    40. O'Brien MP, Gordon JL, Bearden CE, Lopez SR, Kopelowicz A, Cannon TD. Positive family environment predicts improvement in symptoms and social functioning among adolescents at imminent risk for onset of psychosis. Schizophr Res. 2006 Jan 31; 81(2-3):269-75. PMID: 16309893.
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    41. Liberman RP, Kopelowicz A. Sustained remission of schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 2005 Sep; 162(9):1763; author reply 1763-4. PMID: 16135654.
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    42. Kopelowicz A, Liberman RP, Ventura J, Zarate R, Mintz J. Neurocognitive correlates of recovery from schizophrenia. Psychol Med. 2005 Aug; 35(8):1165-73. PMID: 16116942.
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    43. Liberman RP, Kopelowicz A. Recovery from schizophrenia: a concept in search of research. Psychiatr Serv. 2005 Jun; 56(6):735-42. PMID: 15939952.
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    44. Kern RS, Green MF, Mitchell S, Kopelowicz A, Mintz J, Liberman RP. Extensions of errorless learning for social problem-solving deficits in schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 2005 Mar; 162(3):513-9. PMID: 15741468.
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    45. Kopelowicz A, Liberman RP. Integrating treatment with rehabilitation for persons with major mental illnesses. Psychiatr Serv. 2003 Nov; 54(11):1491-8. PMID: 14600308.
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    46. Kopelowicz A, Zarate R, Gonzalez Smith V, Mintz J, Liberman RP. Disease management in Latinos with schizophrenia: a family-assisted, skills training approach. Schizophr Bull. 2003; 29(2):211-27. PMID: 14552498.
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    47. Liberman RP, Kopelowicz A. Teaching persons with severe mental disabilities to be their own case managers. Psychiatr Serv. 2002 Nov; 53(11):1377-9. PMID: 12407262.
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    48. Kern RS, Liberman RP, Kopelowicz A, Mintz J, Green MF. Applications of errorless learning for improving work performance in persons with schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 2002 Nov; 159(11):1921-6. PMID: 12411229.
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    49. Kopelowicz A, Zarate R, Gonzalez V, Lopez SR, Ortega P, Obregon N, Mintz J. Evaluation of expressed emotion in schizophrenia: a comparison of Caucasians and Mexican-Americans. Schizophr Res. 2002 May 01; 55(1-2):179-86. PMID: 11955977.
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    50. Kopelowicz A, Zarate R, Tripodis K, Gonzalez V, Mintz J. Differential efficacy of olanzapine for deficit and nondeficit negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 2000 Jun; 157(6):987-93. PMID: 10831481.
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    51. Kirkpatrick B, Kopelowicz A, Buchanan RW, Carpenter WT. Assessing the efficacy of treatments for the deficit syndrome of schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2000 Mar; 22(3):303-10. PMID: 10693158.
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    52. Heinssen RK, Liberman RP, Kopelowicz A. Psychosocial skills training for schizophrenia: lessons from the laboratory. Schizophr Bull. 2000; 26(1):21-46. PMID: 10755668.
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    53. Koek RJ, Yerevanian BI, Tachiki KH, Smith JC, Alcock J, Kopelowicz A. Hemispheric asymmetry in depression and mania. A longitudinal QEEG study in bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 1999 May; 53(2):109-22. PMID: 10360405.
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    54. Kopelowicz A, Wallace CJ, Zarate R. Teaching psychiatric inpatients to re-enter the community: a brief method of improving the continuity of care. Psychiatr Serv. 1998 Oct; 49(10):1313-6. PMID: 9779901.
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    55. Liberman RP, Wallace CJ, Blackwell G, Kopelowicz A, Vaccaro JV, Mintz J. Skills training versus psychosocial occupational therapy for persons with persistent schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 1998 Aug; 155(8):1087-91. PMID: 9699698.
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    56. Kopelowicz A, Liberman RP, Mintz J, Zarate R. Comparison of efficacy of social skills training for deficit and nondeficit negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 1997 Mar; 154(3):424-5. PMID: 9054795.
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    57. Kopelowicz A, Liberman RP. Biobehavioral treatment and rehabilitation of schizophrenia. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 1995 Jul-Aug; 3(2):55-64. PMID: 9384930.
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    58. Liberman RP, Kopelowicz A. Basic elements in biobehavioral treatment and rehabilitation of schizophrenia. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 1995 Jan; 9 Suppl 5:51-8. PMID: 7622835.
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    59. Kopelowicz A, Liberman RP. Behavioral group therapy. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1994 Aug; 45(8):829-30. PMID: 7982704.
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    60. Kopelowicz A, Bidder TG. Dementia praecox: inescapable fate or psychiatric oversight? Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1992 Sep; 43(9):940-1. PMID: 1427708.
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    61. Kopelowicz A, Bidder TG. Outcome of schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 1992 Mar; 149(3):426-7. PMID: 1536304.
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