Journal article

Symptomatic, functional and service utilization outcomes of migrants with a first episode of psychosis

James Maguire, Nathan Mifsud, Natalie Seiler, Tony Nguyen, Holly Sizer, Patrick McGorry, Brian O'Donoghue

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Certain migrant groups have been identified as being at increased risk of developing a psychotic disorder, but there is limited research on the outcomes for migrants who develop a first episode of psychosis (FEP). We investigated symptomatic outcomes (remission and relapse rates), functional outcomes (occupational status and relationships) and service utilization (hospital admission and engagement). METHODS: Young people, aged between 15 and 24, who presented with FEP to the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) at Orygen between 01.01.11 and 31.12.16 were included. Place of birth was recorded at the time of presentation. To determine remission, symptoms were..

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