In both mental health science and general medicine, a prognosis is a prediction of the future course, duration, severity and likely outcome a a condition. Even if treatment is not undertaken, a prognosis can still be given. A prognosis can generally give the patient some idea of future treatment strategies and options available. 2. Any general prediction.

PROGNOSIS: "After hearing the prognosis, Sheila decided to call her family for advice."
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