"What this shows is that over time, patients are more quietly dysfunctional than they were likely to have been when originally
treated," lead author John Gunderson, M.D., told Psychiatric News. "A minority of patients go on to a reasonably good functional level with a job and a family life, and then another minority
remain both functionally and symptomatically ill. But the largest group of patients are not symptomatic but don't have friends
or stable relationships."