Journal article

Rates and predictors of 18-months remission in an epidemiological cohort of 661 patients with first-episode psychosis

Philippe Conus, Sue Cotton, Benno G Schimmelmann, Patrick D McGorry, Martin Lambert

SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Most first episode psychosis (FEP) outcome studies are based on patient samples enrolled through an informed consent procedure, which may induce important biases. Our aim was to study the 18-month outcome of FEP in an epidemiological sample of patients treated at the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC). METHODS: The files of 661 FEP patients treated for up to 18 months between 1998 and 2000 were assessed. Symptomatic remission was defined as receiving a score ≤3 on the Clinical Global Impressions (CGI) scales, and functional remission as concurrent fulfillment of occupation/employment and independent living. Predictors were analyzed using stepwise logistic ..

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