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New directions in the epidemiology of schizophrenia - citeseerx

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By jj mcgrath · 2009 · cited by 136 — schizophrenia epidemiology. incidence, prevalence and mortality. incidence counts the number of new cases per given population per year (thus, it is a rate) ...
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MJA • Volume 190 Number 4 • 16 February 2009 S7P A T H W A Y S TO S C H I Z O P H R E N I AThe Medical Journal of Australia ISSN: 0025-729X 16 February 2009 190 4 S7-S9©The Medical Journal of Australia 2009www.mja.com.auSupplementver the past few decades, we have learned a great dealabout the epidemiology of schizophrenia. The qualityof research in the field has improved with access tolarger and better characterised patient and general populationsamples. In addition to the influx of new data, systematicreviews have allowed re-evaluation of data in an unbiasedfashion. Although there is still much work to be done inclarifying the boundaries of this poorly understood group ofdisorders, recent research based on traditional diagnostic classi-fications has challenged some long-held basic tenets aboutschizophrenia epidemiology.Incidence, prevalence and mortalityIncidence counts the number of new cases per given populationper year (thus, it is a rate), and is called a flow variable inmodels li...
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