Duration of untreated psychosis and cognitive functioning in first-episode patients.

@article{Norman2001DurationOU,
  title={Duration of untreated psychosis and cognitive functioning in first-episode patients.},
  author={Ross M G Norman and Laurel A Townsend and Ashok K. Malla},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2001},
  volume={179},
  pages={
          340-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND The "toxicity" model of duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) suggests that longer DUP will be associated with poorer performance on cognitive tests in first-episode patients. AIMS To test this hypothesis on a sample of 113 patients in a community-based early intervention programme for psychosis. METHOD Information was collected concerning a number of possible predictors of cognitive functioning including DUP. These were examined for their relation to performance on an extensive… CONTINUE READING

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