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
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 ..View full abstract
This study was made possible by an investigator initiated trial grant to Prof Matin Lambert from Eli Lilly Australia.