Quality of life of people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychotic disorders

  title={Quality of life of people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychotic disorders},
  author={Samuli I. Saarni and Satu Vierti{\"o} and Jonna Per{\"a}l{\"a} and Seppo Koskinen and Jouko L{\"o}nnqvist and Jaana Suvisaari},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={386 - 394}
Background Health utility and quality of life (QoL) are increasingly important outcome measures in healthcare and health economics. Aims To compare the loss of subjective QoL and utility-based health-related quality of life (HRQoL) associated with psychotic disorders. Method A representative sample of 8028 Finns was screened for psychotic disorders and bipolar I disorder. Lifetime psychotic disorders were diagnosed using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM–IV and/or case records. Health… 

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