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Determining the chronology and components of psychosis onset: The Nottingham Onset Schedule (NOS)
The Nottingham Onset Schedule (NOS) is a short, guided interview and rating schedule to measure onset in psychosis. Onset is defined as the time between the first reported/observed change in mental state/behaviour to the ...
Antipsychotic treatment of very late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis (ATLAS): a randomised, controlled, double-blind trial
Background: Very late (aged ≥60 years) onset schizophrenia-like psychosis occurs frequently but no placebo-controlled, randomised trials have assessed the efficacy and risks of antipsychotic treatment. We investigated ...
Heterogeneity in incidence rates of schizophrenia and other psychotic syndromes: Findings from the 3-center AESOP study
Context: Convention suggests uniformity of incidence of schizophrenia and other psychoses; variation would have implications for their causes and biological characteristics. Objective: To investigate variability in the ...
"Opening the curtains": How do voice hearers make sense of their voices?
OBJECTIVE: The current study sought to explore how, if at all, people construct an understanding of the origin and maintenance of their experience of hearing voices.METHOD: A social constructionist grounded theory method ...
The prevalence, diagnostic significance and demographic characteristics of Schneiderian first-rank symptoms in an epidemiological sample of first-episode psychoses
Background: The diagnostic significance of first-rank symptoms (FRSs) remains uncertain. Ethnic differences in FRSs may account for high rates of schizophrenia in minority groups. This study aims to examine the prevalence ...
Minor physical anomalies across ethnic groups in a first episode psychosis sample
Minor physical anomalies (MPAs) are more prevalent amongst individuals with psychosis, supporting a neurodevelopmental model for psychotic disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility that ...
Perphenazine for schizophrenia
Background: Perphenazine is an old phenothiazine antipsychotic with a potency similar to haloperidol. It has been used for many years and is popular in the northern European countries and Japan. Objectives: To examine the ...
Duration of untreated psychosis and neuropsychological function in first episode psychosis
Purpose: We investigated whether duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) prior to first presentation was associated with cognitive function in first episode psychosis (FEP) subjects. We predicted that longer DUP would be ...
Personal growth in psychosis
Attachment style, psychotic phenomena and the relationship with aggression: An investigation in a general population sample
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between attachment style, sub-clinical symptoms of psychosis and aggression in a general population sample. Design/methodology/approach: Using both convenience ...