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Self-reported psychotic symptoms in the general population: Results from the longitudinal study of the British National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey

Wiles, N. J., Zammit, Stanley, Bebbington, Paul, Singleton, Nicola, Meltzer, Howard and Lewis, Glyn 2006. Self-reported psychotic symptoms in the general population: Results from the longitudinal study of the British National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. British Journal of Psychiatry 188 (6) , pp. 519-526. 10.1192/bjp.bp.105.012179

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Abstract

Background: Scarce longitudinal data exist on the occurrence of psychotic symptoms in the general population. Aims: To estimate the incidence of, and risk factors for, self-reported psychotic symptoms in great britain. Method: Data from the 18-month follow-up of a national survey were used. Incident cases were those who endorsed one or more items on the psychosis screening questionnaire at follow-up, but not at baseline. The association between factors recorded at baseline and incident self-reported symptoms was examined. Results: At follow-up, 4.4% of the general population reported incident psychotic symptoms. Six factors were independently associated with incident symptoms: living in a rural area; having a small primary support group; more adverse life events; smoking tobacco; neurotic symptoms; and engaging in a harmful pattern of drinking. Conclusions: A small but not insignificant percentage of the population of great britain reported incident psychotic symptoms over 18 months. The risk factors for psychotic symptoms showed some similarities with risk factors for schizophrenia, but there were also some striking differences. The relationship between such risk factors and the factors that perpetuate psychotic symptoms remains to be ascertained.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
ISSN: 0007-1250
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:40
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/82444

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