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Title: Schizophrenia: Risk Factors and Outcomes
Keywords: schizophrenia, risk factors, outcomes
Issue Date: 23-May-2012
Citation: JIANG JUNDONG (2012-05-23). Schizophrenia: Risk Factors and Outcomes. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Schizophrenia is a disabling mental disorder, which imposes a great economic and non-economic burden on family and society. Economic burden mainly comes from the cost of treatment of schizophrenia, which is directly related to its prevalence. Non-economic burden is related to negative outcomes of schizophrenia, which includes co-morbidities and adverse impacts on family members. The current thesis therefore aims to contribute to elucidate the nature of the overall burden of schizophrenia. Therefore, we studied demographic and genetic risk factors of schizophrenia, which indirectly determine schizophrenia prevalence; we also studied the negative outcomes of schizophrenia, including comorbidity tardive dyskinesia and adverse impacts on offspring poor school performance. In performing these studies, we are hoping to contribute to the knowledge of risk factors of schizophrenia and also enhance the understanding of the negative outcomes of schizophrenia, which help to elucidate the nature of the economic and non-economic burden of schizophrenia.
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