Incidence of schizophrenia in Nottingham. A comparison of two cohorts, 1978-80 and 1992-94.

@article{Brewin1997IncidenceOS,
  title={Incidence of schizophrenia in Nottingham. A comparison of two cohorts, 1978-80 and 1992-94.},
  author={John Brewin and Roch Cantwell and T Dalkin and Ray Fox and Ian Medley and Cristine Glazebrook and R Kwieciński and Glynn Harrison},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1997},
  volume={171},
  pages={
          140-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have reported a decline of up to 50% in the incidence of schizophrenia over recent decades. We aimed to measure changes in the incidence and diagnostic patterns of first-episode psychosis by comparing two Nottingham cohorts, identified in two equal periods separated by 14 years. METHOD Two prospectively ascertained cohorts of first-episode psychotic disorder were identified over the time periods 1978-80 and 1992-94. The earlier cohort was of the World Health… CONTINUE READING