Men With FEP Less Likely To Achieve Recovery Than Women.

Medwire (2/19, Davenport) reports, “Men with first-episode psychosis [FEP] have more severe symptoms than women and are less likely to achieve recovery,” according to a 578-patient study published online Feb. 8 in the journal European Psychiatry. Even though “women were significantly more likely to attempt suicide during follow up, men were significantly more likely to die, at 14% versus 1%, and more likely to commit suicide, at 2.0% versus 0.4%,” the study revealed. “Conversely, women were more likely than men to meet the researchers’ criteria for recovery, with the difference being significant at two and five years of follow-up.”

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— “First-episode psychosis hits men hard, “Liam Davenport, Medwire News, February 19, 2013.

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