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Early sustained recovery following first episode psychosis: Evidence from the AESOP10 follow-up study

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J.M. Lappin, M. Heslin, B. Lomas, P.B. Jones, G.A. Doody, U.A. Reininghaus, T. Croudace, T. Craig, P. Fearon, R.M. Murray, P. Dazzan, C. Morgan

Original languageEnglish
JournalSchizophrenia Research
Early online date20 Mar 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Mar 2018


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Objective To describe the characteristics of individuals with early sustained recovery following first episode psychosis. Methods Individuals with a first episode psychosis were followed-up for ten years. Comparisons were made between those with Early Sustained Recovery and those with Other Course types. Results Of 345 individuals, n = 43 (12.5%) had Early Sustained Recovery. They were more likely than those with Other Course types to be female (OR = 2.45; 95% CI: 1.25–4.81); employed (OR = 2.39; 95% CI: 1.22–4.69); in a relationship (OR = 2.68; 95% CI: 1.35–5.32); have a short DUP (OR = 2.86; 95% CI: 1.37–5.88); and have a diagnosis other than schizophrenia, particularly mania (OR = 6.39; 95% CI: 2.52–16.18) or brief psychosis (OR = 3.64; 95% CI: 1.10–12.10). Conclusions Sustained recovery from first episode psychosis occurs in a minority.

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