The Northwick Park Study of First Episodes of Schizophrenia

  title={The Northwick Park Study of First Episodes of Schizophrenia},
  author={Eve C. Johnstone and Timothy J. Crow and A. L. Johnson and J. Fiona Macmillan},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={115 - 120}
Patients referred over 28 months from nine medical centres for a trial of prophylactic neuroleptic medication following first episodes of schizophrenic illness (462) were assessed with the Present State Examination, WHO scales for disability, past history, and socio-demographic factors, and a rating of disturbed behaviour; 253 fulfilled the study criteria; of the 209 who did not, 54 did not meet the diagnostic criteria, 65 had a history of a previous episode, and in 15 the psychotic illness was… 
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