Factores pronósticos de esquizofrenia en primer episodio psicótico

Translated title of the contribution: Prognostic factors for schizophrenia during first psychotic episode

Juan F. Cano, Marco Fierro-Urresta, Claudia R. Vanegas, Marcela Alzate, Ana Olarte, Ricardo Cendales, Rodrigo N. Córdoba

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Objective: Reviewing the available literature regarding prognosis for first psychotic episode for developing schizophrenia. Method: A systematic review of studies which have evaluated prognostic determinants for the first psychotic episode and its relationship to schizophrenia was made. Results: 161 articles were reviewed which fulfilled the search criteria and which were adjusted to the purpose of the study. Conclusions: Duration of untreated psychosis (DUP), pre-morbid functioning level, the presence or predominance of negative symptoms, co-morbid consumption of psychoactive substances and psychosocial state were the most influential characteristics for developing schizophrenia in patients presenting a first psychotic episode.

Translated title of the contributionPrognostic factors for schizophrenia during first psychotic episode
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)455-464
Number of pages10
JournalRevista de Salud Publica
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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