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A 16-year follow-up study of schizophrenia and related disorders in Sofia, Bulgaria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9761406     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 60 patients with functional non-affective psychoses were assessed 16 years after their inclusion in the WHO co-ordinated study on reduction and assessment of psychiatric disability. All patients at inclusion had a recent onset of a psychotic disorder. About one-third of the patients had a good outcome. The rest showed moderate to severe psychiatric symptoms and social disability. Comparison with other similar studies suggested that our results show a low mortality rate, high levels of clinical symptoms, high levels of social disability and a low percentage of institutionalized patients. These findings are discussed in the context of the high level of family involvement in patients' care, which could reflect a cultural factor.
K Ganev; G Onchev; P Ivanov
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0001-690X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Publication Date:  1998 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-14     Completed Date:  1999-01-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370364     Medline TA:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  200-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, Sofia, Bulgaria.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Patient Readmission / statistics & numerical data
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Psychotic Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology,  rehabilitation*
Schizophrenia / diagnosis,  rehabilitation*
Schizophrenic Psychology*
Social Adjustment*

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