Is our concept of schizophrenia influenced by Berkson’s bias?

  title={Is our concept of schizophrenia influenced by Berkson’s bias?},
  author={MRCPsych N. Maric and Dr. I. Myin-Germeys and Philippe Delespaul and R. E. de Graaf and Wilma A. M. Vollebergh and MRCPsych J. Van Os},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
If both positive and negative dimensions of schizophrenia independently influence need for care, a higher estimate of the comorbidity between these dimensions is expected in clinical samples than would be the case if non–clinical cases were investigated (i. e. Berkson’s bias). The present paper investigates whether positive and negative dimensions independently contribute to mental health care use in a general population sample. A prospective cohort study was conducted, in which 7076… CONTINUE READING
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