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Clinical and social correlates of duration of untreated psychosis in first-episode psychosis patients.
Ann Acad Med Singap. 2006 Jan; 35(1):24-6.AA

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

This study aims to examine the socio-demographic and clinical correlates of the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) in first-episode psychosis patients in an Asian country.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

Three hundred thirty-four patients from the Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP) of Singapore were recruited for the study. Socio-demographic data were collected and patients were diagnosed using SCID I (Structural Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders). Other assessment scales were used to assess the level of psychopathology, overall functioning and the awareness of mental illness.

RESULTS

Mean (SD) DUP was 16.3 (31.5) months. Patients who were single, unemployed, or brought by the police had a significantly longer DUP. Patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia had a longer DUP as compared to patients with other forms of psychosis. The better functioning patients as indicated by a higher Global Assessment of Functioning score and those who were more insightful had a shorter DUP.

CONCLUSIONS

This study suggests that certain socio-demographic features and clinical diagnosis may determine DUP.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Research Unit, Institute of Mental Health/Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore. Elaine_PEK@imh.com.sgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16470270

Citation

Pek, E, et al. "Clinical and Social Correlates of Duration of Untreated Psychosis in First-episode Psychosis Patients." Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, vol. 35, no. 1, 2006, pp. 24-6.
Pek E, Mythily S, Chong SA. Clinical and social correlates of duration of untreated psychosis in first-episode psychosis patients. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2006;35(1):24-6.
Pek, E., Mythily, S., & Chong, S. A. (2006). Clinical and social correlates of duration of untreated psychosis in first-episode psychosis patients. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 35(1), 24-6.
Pek E, Mythily S, Chong SA. Clinical and Social Correlates of Duration of Untreated Psychosis in First-episode Psychosis Patients. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2006;35(1):24-6. PubMed PMID: 16470270.
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