The 100-year epidemiology of schizophrenia.

@article{Jablensky1997The1E,
  title={The 100-year epidemiology of schizophrenia.},
  author={Assen V Jablensky},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={1997},
  volume={28 2-3},
  pages={111-25}
}
Since Kraepelin delineated dementia praecox as a disease entity construct, epidemiological studies conducted since the beginning of the century have produced remarkably consistent estimates of its prevalence, incidence and lifetime risk across various populations and geographic areas. A similar pattern emerged from the WHO ten-country study on first-contact incidence of schizophrenia. The diagnostic concept of dementia praecox originally used by Kraepelin and that of schizophrenia employed in… CONTINUE READING