Delusions, Hallucinations Associated With Poorer Outcomes In General Population.

MedWire (9/12, Cowen) reports, “The occurrence of hallucinations and delusions is associated with poorer mental health outcomes in the nonclinical general population,” according to a study published online Sept. 4 in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. After examining “data on 225,842 individuals (55.6% women), aged 18-65 years (mean age 37.3 years) from 52 countries, who answered questions about psychotic symptoms as part of the World Health Organization’s World Health Survey,” researchers “also found that people who experience both hallucinations and delusions have poorer mental health outcomes than those who experience either of these symptoms in isolation.”

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— “Hallucinations, delusions linked to poorer outcomes in general population, “Mark Cowen, MedWire, September 12, 2012.

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