Duration of untreated psychosis: relationship with baseline characteristics and three-year outcome in first-episode psychosis.

@article{Chang2012DurationOU,
  title={Duration of untreated psychosis: relationship with baseline characteristics and three-year outcome in first-episode psychosis.},
  author={Wing Chung Chang and Jennifer Yee Man Tang and Christy Lai-Ming Hui and May Mei Ling Lam and Gloria Hoi Yan Wong and Sherry Kit Wa Chan and Cindy Pui Yu Chiu and Dicky Wai Sau Chung and Chi Wing Law and Steve Tso and Kathy P M Chan and Se Fong Hung and Eric Y. H. Chen},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2012},
  volume={198 3},
  pages={360-5}
}
Duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) has been considered as one of the few potentially malleable prognostic factors in psychotic illness. The literature demonstrated that prolonged DUP predicted the level of positive symptoms, but its relationships with negative symptoms and functional outcome were less clear-cut. Thus far, most first-episode studies have been conducted in western countries. Yet, it is known that illness outcome might be modified by socio-cultural factors. In this study, we… CONTINUE READING

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