Impact of Untreated Psychosis on Quality of Life in Patients with First-episode Schizophrenia

@article{Law2005ImpactOU,
  title={Impact of Untreated Psychosis on Quality of Life in Patients with First-episode Schizophrenia},
  author={Chun Wah Eric Law and Eric Yu Hai Chen and Eric Fuk Chi Cheung and Raymond C. K. Chan and Josephine G.W.S. Wong and Cindy Lo Kuen Lam and Kwok Fai Tony Leung and Molly S. M. Lo},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={14},
  pages={1803-1811}
}
Despite increasing interest in the quality of life (QOL) of psychiatric patients in recent years, few studies have focused on the potential adverse effects of the illness on QOL during the period of untreated psychosis. Our study compares the QOL of patients with first-episode schizophrenia when they first presented to the psychiatric service with that of the normal population, and identifies possible relationships with various clinical parameters. One hundred and seventeen patients with… CONTINUE READING
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