Early sustained recovery following first episode psychosis: Evidence from the AESOP10 follow-up study

J. M. Lappin*, M. Heslin, B. Lomas, P. B. Jones, G. A. Doody, U. A. Reininghaus, T. Croudace, T. Craig, P. Fearon, R. M. Murray, P. Dazzan, C. Morgan

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Objective: To describe the characteristics of individuals with early sustained recovery following first episode psychosis. Methods: Individuals with a first episode psychosis were followed-up for ten years. Comparisons were made between those with Early Sustained Recovery and those with Other Course types. Results: Of 345 individuals, n=43 (12.5%) had Early Sustained Recovery. They were more likely than those with Other Course types to be female (OR=2.45; 95% CI: 1.25-4.81); employed (OR=2.39; 95% CI: 1.22-4.69); in a relationship (OR=2.68; 95% CI: 1.35-5.32); have a short DUP (OR=2.86; 95% CI: 1.37-5.88); and have a diagnosis other than schizophrenia, particularly mania (OR=6.39; 95% CI: 2.52-16.18) or brief psychosis (OR=3.64; 95% CI: 1.10-12.10). Conclusions: Sustained recovery from first episode psychosis occurs in a minority. (c) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalSchizophrenia Research
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018


  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychosis
  • Recovery
  • Longitudinal follow-up
  • Outcomes
  • Medication

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