Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Clinico-epidemiologic characteristics of a contingent of chronic schizophrenic patients of the "new type"


Krasik, E D; Smol'ianinova, V F (1985). Clinico-epidemiologic characteristics of a contingent of chronic schizophrenic patients of the "new type". Zhurnal nevropatologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova, 85(5):742-746.

Abstract

Using clinico-epidemiological research methods, the authors have studied 260 schizophrenic patients in whom the disease was first manifested in the period when wide-scale combined rehabilitation programmes were under way. It has been demonstrated that the incidence of chronic schizophrenia shows no tendency to decrease despite the use of modern rehabilitation methods. Chronicity itself has become more variable in its manifestations; thus the population of "chronics" is mostly made up of young people. An analysis of the time-course of invalidization of schizophrenic patients in the first four years of the disease has indicated a clear-cut peak at the second year after the manifestation of the process. The findings obtained made it possible to describe a number of parameters of functioning of "chronic patients of a new type". It has been shown that these patients are young and characterized by a comparatively short duration of the disease, frequent rehospitalization, marked manifestations of social disadaptation in the presence of externally normal behaviour due to rapid incapsulation of the current symptomatology, formally intact familial ties and a high frequency of abnormal behavioural manifestations.

Abstract

Using clinico-epidemiological research methods, the authors have studied 260 schizophrenic patients in whom the disease was first manifested in the period when wide-scale combined rehabilitation programmes were under way. It has been demonstrated that the incidence of chronic schizophrenia shows no tendency to decrease despite the use of modern rehabilitation methods. Chronicity itself has become more variable in its manifestations; thus the population of "chronics" is mostly made up of young people. An analysis of the time-course of invalidization of schizophrenic patients in the first four years of the disease has indicated a clear-cut peak at the second year after the manifestation of the process. The findings obtained made it possible to describe a number of parameters of functioning of "chronic patients of a new type". It has been shown that these patients are young and characterized by a comparatively short duration of the disease, frequent rehospitalization, marked manifestations of social disadaptation in the presence of externally normal behaviour due to rapid incapsulation of the current symptomatology, formally intact familial ties and a high frequency of abnormal behavioural manifestations.

Statistics

Altmetrics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Visceral and Transplantation Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:1985
Deposited On:23 Jan 2015 07:56
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 10:00
Publisher:Medicina
ISSN:0044-4588
Additional Information:Article in Russian
PubMed ID:4024798

Download

Full text not available from this repository.