By Robin M. Murray, Peter B. Jones, Ezra Susser, Jim Van Os, Mary Cannon
A world workforce of best researchers and clinicians presents the 1st entire, epidemiological evaluate of this multi-faceted and still-perplexing illness. debatable concerns equivalent to the validity of discrete or dimensional classifications of schizophrenia and the continuum among psychosis and 'normality' are explored intensive. Separate chapters are dedicated to subject matters of specific relevance to schizophrenia corresponding to suicide, violence and substance abuse. ultimately, new clients for remedy and prevention are thought of.
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There are, however, many alternative explanations for the rising asylum populations in both Europe and the USA, which suggest that there was no increase in the occurrence of mental disease. That there was a perceived ‘fearful increase’ in the number of individuals in need of asylum care is not contested (Rosen, 1959). Proponents of the view that the increase represented something other than increasing incidence oﬀer many explanations implicating changes in the visibility, deﬁnition and provision of treatment for mental illness.
1996, 1999). 2). Moreover, this class of remitting psychotic disorders constitutes a potential source of misclassiﬁed cases in studies of schizophrenia. In fact, all patients with NARP that Susser and Wanderling (1994) identiﬁed had been diagnosed, by their deﬁnition of NARP, with ICD-9 schizophrenia. The inﬂuence of NARP on incidence rates of schizophrenia, however, does not explain most of the diﬀerence between developed and developing countries in the incidence of schizophrenia broadly deﬁned in the Ten Country Study, or the diﬀerential in incidence suspected based on the preliminary data on ICD-10 schizophrenia.
1992). Data on outcome after 2 years were obtained for 78% (nϭ1078) of the original sample. The outcome for patients diagnosed with broad schizophrenia was more favourable in developing countries than in developed countries, for example, on ﬁve of the six measures of ‘best outcomes’ examined. Though limited, these reports support the view that patients fare better, on average, in the developing countries. , 2001). In Chandigarh, there was a group of subjects that did poorly in the ﬁrst 2 years (nϭ15); nearly half had died by the time of the 15-year follow-up.
The Epidemiology of Schizophrenia by Robin M. Murray, Peter B. Jones, Ezra Susser, Jim Van Os, Mary Cannon