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|Title: ||Prevalence and clinical correlates of depression in the acute phase of first episode schizophrenia|
|Citation: ||Prevalence and clinical correlates of depression in the acute phase of first episode schizophrenia. 2010 27(1) 15-18, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine|
|Journal: ||Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine|
|Issue Date: ||Mar-2010 |
|Description: ||Reported rates of depression in schizophrenia vary considerably. Objective: To measure the prevalence of depression in a first episode sample of people with schizophrenia. Methods: All referrals with a first episode of schizophrenia diagnosed using SCID interviews were assessed pre-discharge and again six months later. We used the Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia (CDSS) and Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) to assess the severity of symptoms. Results: Pre-discharge, 10.4% of the sample met CDSS criteria for depression. According to the PANSS depression (PANSS -D) subscale, 3% of patients were depressed, with a mean score of 7.48 (SD = 2.97). Only 3% of patients...|
|Local subject classification: ||DEPRESSION|
|Appears in Collections: ||Saint John of God Hospitaller Services|
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