Early intervention for first episode psychosis: Worldwide burden of psychosis is not as severe as suggested

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7462.401-b (Published 12 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:401
  1. Alex J Mitchell (alex.mitchell@leicspart.nhs.uk), consultant in liaison psychiatry
  1. Leicester General Hospital, Leicester LE5 4PW

    EDITOR—I found the editorial by Shiers and Lester on early intervention in psychosis insightful and practical.1 However, it contains an important error. The authors say that worldwide, the burden of psychosis is exceeded only by quadriplegia and dementia. Although there can …

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