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Decreasing rates of incident schizophrenia cases in psychiatric service: A review of the literature.
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PMID:  19698327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A review of the literature shows that the admission rates of new cases of schizophrenia vary with a factor of two to five in North American studies as well as in European studies. Furthermore, the tendency has been decreasing for the last 40-50 years in Europe. Eighteen studies specifically analyzing the development over the last 20 years are reviewed. The studies preponderantly show significant decreases most probably due to the reduction of the number of available psychiatric beds alongside the decentralization of psychiatry, and to decreasing virulence of schizophrenia. Alternatively, a diagnostic delay of schizophrenia can hardly explain the decrease.
P Munk-Jørgensen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0924-9338     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1995  
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Created Date:  2009-08-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111820     Medline TA:  Eur Psychiatry     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-41     Citation Subset:  -    
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