Journal article

Illness characteristics and symptoms in an Irish early intervention for psychosis service.

JP Lyne, B O'Donoghue, E Roche, C Behan, I Jordan, L Renwick, N Turner, E O'Callaghan, M Clarke

Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Study of illness characteristics and symptoms in a young population with psychosis can assist for understanding of their needs, and can inform service planning strategies. The aims of the current study were to describe illness characteristics and symptoms of a first episode psychosis (FEP) sample aged 25 years and under, and compare with a sample aged over 25 years. METHODS: Interviews were conducted for 437 individuals aged 16-65 years presenting with suspected psychosis between 2005 and 2012 in a defined catchment area (population of 390 000) using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM IV to determine the presence of a psychosis diagnosis. Individuals with confirmed psychos..

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