First-episode psychosis: an epidemiological survey comparing psychotic depression with schizophrenia.

@article{Crebbin2008FirstepisodePA,
  title={First-episode psychosis: an epidemiological survey comparing psychotic depression with schizophrenia.},
  author={Kathleen Crebbin and Emma Mitford and Roger Paxton and D. A. Turkington},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 1-3},
  pages={117-24}
}
BACKGROUND Compared with non-psychotic depression, psychotic depression is associated with poor prognosis, increased mortality, and severe symptomatology. Although the incidence of psychotic depression is similar to that of schizophrenia, little is known about presentation, course, costs and effects of treatment. AIMS To compare the incidence, course and treatment of first-episode psychotic depression with first-episode schizophrenia. METHOD An observational database was set up on all… CONTINUE READING