A systematic review of longitudinal outcome studies of first-episode psychosis

@article{Menezes2006ASR,
  title={A systematic review of longitudinal outcome studies of first-episode psychosis},
  author={Natasja M. Menezes and Tamara Arenovich and Robert B Zipursky},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={36},
  pages={1349 - 1362}
}
Background. Existing outcome literature has had an over-representation of chronic patients and suggested a progressive course and poor outcome for schizophrenia. The current study aimed to recombine data of samples from longitudinal studies of first-episode psychosis (FEP) to describe outcome and its predictors. Method. A literature search (1966–2003) was conducted for prospective studies examining outcome in first-episode non-affective psychosis using the following key words: early, first… 
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