Determinants of quality of life at first presentation with schizophrenia.

  title={Determinants of quality of life at first presentation with schizophrenia.},
  author={Stephen Browne and Mary Clarke and Maurice Gervin and John L Waddington and Conal Larkin and Eadbhard O'Callaghan},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND Quality of life (QOL) has gained importance as a global measure of social and clinical outcome in schizophrenia. AIMS To identify the clinical correlates of QOL at the time of first presentation with schizophrenia. METHOD Over two years, consecutive first-episode psychosis patients presenting to a catchment area psychiatric service underwent validated clinical assessments of premorbid adjustment, illness duration, symptoms and QOL. RESULTS At presentation, subjects already had… CONTINUE READING

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