Journal article

Familial psychopathology in the First Episode Psychosis Outcome Study

Katherine I Morley, Susan M Cotton, Philippe Conus, Martin Lambert, Benno G Schimmelmann, Patrick D McGorry, Debra L Foley

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to characterize the utility of family history data for predicting psychiatric and functional status in first-episode psychosis (FEP) during the pre-treatment phase of illness, at first presentation, and at 18 months follow up. METHOD: An epidemiological study based upon a consecutive file audit of 661 patients admitted to the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre between January 1998 and December 2000 using a standardized questionnaire. RESULTS: In the total sample of FEP patients family history was not significantly associated with psychiatric or functional status pre-treatment, at first presentation, or at 18 months. Male patients wi..

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