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The Stockholm Follow-up Study of Users Diagnosed with Psychosis (SUPP): methodology, patient cohort and services
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
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2012 (English)In: Psychosis, ISSN 1752-2439, Vol. 4, no 3, 246-257 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: The de-, re- and trans-institutionalization of psychiatric care has resulted in a number of changes in the interventions available to persons with severe mental disorders. Aims: This article describes the design of a naturalistic follow-up study of persons with a psychosis diagnosis, the characteristics of the study population, and the interventions they received prior to study participation from various agencies in and outside of mental healthcare. Method: data from various registers, such as psychiatric and social services case registers, criminal records, and the cause of death register have been collected and analyzed. Results: Under the period 1997-2004, 42% were in contact only with out-patient care, 58% were in contact with the social services, and 2% had served prison sentences. Conclusions: Studies need to include interventions that are provided beyond the scope of psychiatric services in order to assess the extent of the existing support network and the long-term outcomes for persons with a psychosis diagnosis. The lack of a gender perspective in psychiatric research also needs to be addressed.

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2012. Vol. 4, no 3, 246-257 p.
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psychosis, mental health services, gender, social services, follow-up studies
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-85011DOI: 10.1080/17522439.2011.592986ISI: 000311631900007OAI: diva2:582304


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