Predictors of outcome in first-episode schizophrenia over the first 4 years of illness.

@article{Whitty2008PredictorsOO,
  title={Predictors of outcome in first-episode schizophrenia over the first 4 years of illness.},
  author={Peter F Whitty and Mary Clarke and Orfhlaith McTigue and Stephen Browne and Moayyad Kamali and Anthony L Kinsella and Conal Larkin and Eadbhard O'Callaghan},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={1141-6}
}
BACKGROUND The outcome of schizophrenia appears to be more favourable than once thought. However, methodological issues, including the reliance on diagnosis at first presentation have limited the validity of outcome studies to date. METHOD We conducted a first-episode follow-up study of 97 patients with DSM-IV schizophrenia over the first 4 years of illness. First presentation and follow-up assessments were compared using paired t tests and a forced-entry regression analysis was used to… CONTINUE READING

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