Programme(s) to which this project applies:
|☑ MPhil/PhD||☑ MRes[Med]||☑ URIS|
Objective and Significance:
- To study the pattern and charaterization of psychopathology, neurocognitive impairment and stressor exposure in early stage of the illness
- To investigate the association between the pattern and characterisation identified with long term clinical and functional outcome
Research Plan and Methodology:
Patients presenting to the EASY servcie with a first episode non-affective psychotic disorder in QMH will be invited to participat in a longitudinal study of initially 3 year duration, with measurements at months 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 and 36. Measurements include detailed psychopathology, and a range of innovative neurocognitive functions such as working memory, attention, executive functions, semantic functions, neurological signs, blinking, visual stress based on our previous findings. Outcomes will be both along quantitively dimensions, such as functioning, quality of life, symptoms dimensions, as well as categorical tragectory outcomes such as suicide, remission, relapse, employment and recovery. This study will focus on the role of environmental stressors at the different time points, to be measured in our recently consolidated rating and experience sampling methodology.
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