Journal article

Migration in patients with early psychosis: A 3-year prospective follow-up study

Philippe Golay, Philipp S Baumann, Laure Jaton, Romeo Restellini, Alessandra Solida, Nadir Mebdouhi, Philippe Conus

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Early psychosis programs treat high ratios of migrants, given they display higher rates of psychosis. Studies on this topic are limited and less is known about outcomes. The aim of this study was to compare the premorbid, baseline and outcome profile of patients according to migration (M) and migration in psychosocial adversity (MA) in order to explore if there were differences suggesting particular needs in terms of treatment. 257 early psychosis patients aged 18-35 years old were followed-up over 36 months. MA (29.6%) and M (17.9%) were compared to patients who were born in Switzerland (NM). At entry to the program, MA patients had poorer functional levels and higher symptom intensity. MA ..

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