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Concerning the time of symptom emergence, single psychotic phenomena such as delusions and hallucinations were frequently observed by the relatives with an average of only one month’s delay. Nonspecific and negative symptoms, such as mild depression or loss of energy, were frequently noticed by the family members with a mean delay of six months. , demonstrating that the patients communicated the onset of their first symptoms with a shorter delay to their relatives than to their doctors. The authors found a surprisingly high degree of agreement in overall estimates of the time of illness onset and of the milestones of the early course between the patients and their family members.

In the ABC study cohort, the lifetime prevalence of depressive mood of a duration of two or more weeks – assessed until first admission – was 81%. In 39% of cases the symptom was continuously present, in 34% recurrent, and in 8% it occurred only once. Only 19% of the first-episode cases of schizophrenia reported not to have suffered from an episode of depressed mood [114]. A comparison of 57 first-episode patients with schizophrenia with 57 population controls matched by age, sex and place of residence showed that three out of four depressive symptoms were significantly more frequent in patients than in controls [114].

Ein Instrument zur retrospektiven Einscha¨tzung des Erkrankungsbeginns bei Schizophrenie (Instrument for the Retrospective Assessment of the Onset of Schizophrenia – ‘‘IRAOS’’) Entwicklung und Ergebnisse. Z. Klin. , 19, 230–255. , an der Heiden W. (1992). IRAOS: an instrument for the assessment of onset and early course of schizophrenia. Schizophr. , 6, 209–223. EARLY DETECTION OF SCHIZOPHRENIA 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. , Lo¨ffler W. (1992). Interview for the Retrospective Assessment of the Onset of Schizophrenia (IRAOS) (trans.

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