Gender and age at onset in schizophrenia: impact of family history.

  title={Gender and age at onset in schizophrenia: impact of family history.},
  author={Philip Gorwood and Marion Leboyer and Manuela Jay and Christine Payan and Josu{\'e} Feingold},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={152 2},
OBJECTIVE The 1-year prevalence of schizophrenia was studied in a limited geographical area of Reunion Island (Indian Ocean) to assess the impact of family history of schizophrenia on the well-known association between gender and age at onset. METHOD The population of schizophrenic patients meeting the DSM-III-R criteria for schizophrenia (N = 663) was identified and divided according to the presence of another schizophrenic patient among the first- and second-degree relatives. RESULTS As… CONTINUE READING

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