Family-level predictors and correlates of the duration of untreated psychosis in African American first-episode patients.

@article{Compton2009FamilylevelPA,
  title={Family-level predictors and correlates of the duration of untreated psychosis in African American first-episode patients.},
  author={Michael Compton and Sandra M. Goulding and Tynessa L Gordon and Paul S. Weiss and Nadine J Kaslow},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2009},
  volume={115 2-3},
  pages={338-45}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about how family-level factors are associated with duration of untreated psychosis (DUP), especially in ethnic/racial minority groups, such as African Americans. This study involved African American first-episode patients and their family members who initiated evaluation and treatment for them. It was hypothesized that a longer DUP would be predicted by family members' endorsement of: (1) less knowledge about schizophrenia, (2) greater perceptions of stigma, (3) lower… CONTINUE READING

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