Pøvl Munk-Jørgensen

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The ABC Schizophrenia Study, a large-scale epidemiological and neurobiological research project commenced in 1987, initially pursued two aims: (1) to elucidate the possible causes of the sex difference in age at first admission for schizophrenia and (2) to analyse the early course of the disorder from onset until first contact and its implications for(More)
The incidence of schizophrenia is regarded as being similar between different cultures and times. However, several studies, mostly based on first-admission rates, have suggested that the incidence has declined over the past 10-15 years. Data from England and Wales for 1952-86 have been examined: there has been a substantial decrease, beginning in the(More)
Actual knowledge on classical late-onset schizophrenia, i.e. the schizophrenic disorders with onset after age 40 years, is reviewed regarding incidence, symptomatology and course. As is shown, sound empirical knowledge is scarce. Reasons for this are, on the one hand, the conceptual and terminological confusion which has occurred internationally regarding(More)
Modern social psychiatry is aiming at integration of the mentally disordered in the community instead of institutionalization – with or without institutions. No doubt, the majority of mentally disordered patients have benefitted greatly from deinstitutionalized psychiatry. Unfortunately, in the implementation of deinstitutionalized psychiatry, there has(More)
The cohort consists of all psychiatric patients (n=53) admitted for the first time in 1972 from a welldefined catchment area with a population of 582,000 inhabitants aged 15 years and over. Furthermore, they were all registered with the diagnosis schizophrenia in the nation-wide psychiatric register at least once during an observation period from the day of(More)
The helping alliance (HA) refers to the collaborative bond between patient and therapist, including shared goals and tasks. People with severe mental illness have a complex mixture of clinical and social needs. Using mixed-effects regression, this study examined in 588 people with severe mental illness whether an increase in the HA is associated with fewer(More)
try and Clinical Neuroscience the question: Has deinstitutionalization gone too far? is considered by means of examples from Austria, Denmark, England, Germany, Luxemburg, Spain, and Switzerland. Through the last quarter of the 20th century deinstitutionalization has been on the top of the agenda in the western part of the world. The examples given show how(More)
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