The relationship between GDP and the duration of untreated psychosis Large, M. en_US Farooq, S. en_US Nielssen, O. en_US Slade, T. en_US 2021-11-25T13:07:53Z 2021-11-25T13:07:53Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: The duration of untreated psychosis (DUP), the period between the first onset of psychotic symptoms and treatment, has an important influence on the outcome of schizophrenia. Aims: To compare the published studies of DUP in low- and middle-income (LAMI) countries with the DUP of high-income countries, and examine a possible association between DUP and per capita income. Method: We used six search strategies to locate studies of the DUP from LAMI countries published between January 1975 and January 2008. We then examined the relationship between DUP and measures of economic activity, which was assessed using the LAMI classification of countries and gross domestic product (GDP) purchasing power parity. Results: The average mean DUP in studies from LAMI countries was 125.0 weeks compared with 63.4 weeks in studies from high-income countries (P=0.012). Within the studies from LAMI countries, mean DUP fell by 6 weeks for every $1000 of GDP purchasing power parity. Conclusions: There appears to be an inverse relationship between income and DUP in LAMI countries. The cost of treatment is an impediment to care and subsidised antipsychotic medication would improve the access to treatment and the outcome of psychotic illness in LAMI countries. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0007-1250 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title The relationship between GDP and the duration of untreated psychosis en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal British Journal of Psychiatry en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 272-278 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 193 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Large, M. en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Farooq, S. en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Nielssen, O., Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Slade, T. en_US School of Psychiatry *
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