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The Scottish First Episode Schizophrenia Study: VIII. Five-Year Follow-Up: Clinical and Psychosocial Findings

  • Robin G. McCreadie (a1), David H. Wiles (a1), Martin G. Livingston (a2), James A. G. Watt (a2), J. G. Greene (a2), Peter W. Kershaw (a2), Norman A. Todd (a3), Angus M. Scott (a3), George T. Crocket (a4), Zahid Mahmood (a4), John Loudon (a5), James A. T. Dyer (a5), Alistair E. Philip (a5), David Batchelor (a6) and The Scottish Schizophrenia Research Group...

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Forty-four schizophrenic patients were followed up for five years after their first admission to hospital for a first episode of illness. Thirteen (30%) of 43 patients had not relapsed; 28 of the 30 patients who did relapse did so within the first 42 months. The relapses occurred despite antipsychotic drug therapy. Also, 24% of patients had at least one course of ECT. Only 19% of the patients at five years were in open employment; unemployment was strongly associated with relapse. Eighteen per cent had neither relapses nor schizophrenic symptoms at follow-up. Poor outcome at five years was associated with greater psychological distress among relatives at first admission. At five years 43% of relatives continued to show case level psychological stress.

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The Scottish First Episode Schizophrenia Study: VIII. Five-Year Follow-Up: Clinical and Psychosocial Findings

  • Robin G. McCreadie (a1), David H. Wiles (a1), Martin G. Livingston (a2), James A. G. Watt (a2), J. G. Greene (a2), Peter W. Kershaw (a2), Norman A. Todd (a3), Angus M. Scott (a3), George T. Crocket (a4), Zahid Mahmood (a4), John Loudon (a5), James A. T. Dyer (a5), Alistair E. Philip (a5), David Batchelor (a6) and The Scottish Schizophrenia Research Group...

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The Scottish First Episode Schizophrenia Study: VIII. Five-Year Follow-Up: Clinical and Psychosocial Findings

  • Robin G. McCreadie (a1), David H. Wiles (a1), Martin G. Livingston (a2), James A. G. Watt (a2), J. G. Greene (a2), Peter W. Kershaw (a2), Norman A. Todd (a3), Angus M. Scott (a3), George T. Crocket (a4), Zahid Mahmood (a4), John Loudon (a5), James A. T. Dyer (a5), Alistair E. Philip (a5), David Batchelor (a6) and The Scottish Schizophrenia Research Group...
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