Journal article

Social disadvantage: cause or consequence of impending psychosis?

Simona A Stilo, Marta Di Forti, Valeria Mondelli, Aurora M Falcone, Manuela Russo, Jennifer O'Connor, Emma Palmer, Alessandra Paparelli, Anna Kolliakou, Miriam Sirianni, Heather Taylor, Rowena Handley, Paola Dazzan, Carmine Pariante, Tiago R Marques, Rocco Zoccali, Anthony David, Robin M Murray, Craig Morgan

Schizophrenia Bulletin | Published : 2013


BACKGROUND: An association between social disadvantage and established psychosis is well documented in the literature, but there remains a lack of data on the social circumstances of patients before they became ill. We investigated whether social disadvantage at, and prior to, first contact with psychiatric services, is associated with psychosis. METHOD: We collected information on social disadvantage in childhood and adulthood from 278 cases presenting with their first episode of psychosis to the South London and Maudsley National Health Service Foundation Trust and from 226 controls recruited from the local population. Three markers of childhood social disadvantage and 3 markers of disadva..

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