Journal article

Not in education, employment and training status in the early stages of bipolar I disorder with psychotic features

Sue M Cotton, Kate M Filia, Martin Lambert, Michael Berk, Aswin Ratheesh, Benno G Schimmelmann, Craig Macneil, Melissa Hasty, Patrick D McGorry, Philippe Conus

EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of existing research regarding young people with bipolar I disorder (BD-I) and psychotic features, who are not in education, employment, and training (NEET). Thus, the aims of the study were to: (a) establish rates of NEET at service entry to a specialist early intervention service; (b) delineate premorbid and current variables associated with NEET status at service entry and (c) examine correlates of NEET status at discharge. METHOD: Medical file audit methodology was utilized to collect information on 118 patients with first episode psychotic mania treated at the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC), Melbourne, Australia. NEET status was det..

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