Psychotic Symptoms Associated With Poorer Health.

MedWire (5/9, Cowen) reports, “The presence of at least one psychotic symptom has a significant negative effect on health status, even among individuals who do not meet diagnostic criteria for psychosis,” according to a study recently published in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin. After analyzing “data on 256,445 individuals (55.9% women) from 52 countries who participated in the WHO’s World Health Survey,” researchers found that “the presence of at least one psychotic symptom was associated with a significant reduction in health status scores, with an increasing number of symptoms associated with increasingly poorer scores.”

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— “Psychotic symptoms linked to poorer health in general population,” Mark Cowen, MedWire News, May 9, 2012.

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