Journal article

Prevalence and correlates of comorbidity 8 years after a first psychotic episode

S Farrelly, MG Harris, LP Henry, R Purcell, A Prosser, O Schwartz, H Jackson, PD McGorry

ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDINAVICA | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: While rates and correlates of comorbidity have been investigated in the early course of psychosis, little is known about comorbidity in the medium-to-longer term or its relationship with outcome. METHOD: A total of 182 first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients who met DSM-IV criteria for a current psychotic disorder 8 years after index presentation were grouped according to concurrent comorbidity [no concurrent axis I disorder; concurrent substance use disorder (SUD); other concurrent axis I disorder; concurrent SUD and other axis I disorder]. Outcomes were compared between groups controlling for relevant covariates. RESULTS: As much as 39% met criteria for one or more concurrent axi..

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