Comorbidity in psychosis at first hospitalization.

  title={Comorbidity in psychosis at first hospitalization.},
  author={Stephen M Strakowski and Mauricio Tohen and Andrew L. Stoll and Gianni L. Faedda and Perry V Mayer and M L Kolbrener and Douglas C. Goodwin},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={150 5},
OBJECTIVE The authors sought to determine the prevalence and effects of medical and psychiatric comorbidity on initial outcome in a group of patients experiencing a first episode of psychosis. METHOD Patients with a first episode of psychosis who were consecutively admitted to a hospital (N = 102) were examined for the presence of psychiatric and medical disorders. Patients were given psychiatric diagnoses with the use of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R and were rated weekly… CONTINUE READING