B97 - The epidemiology outcomes of psychosis-like symptoms in children - 01/02/2003

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Principal applicant name: 
Prof Glynn Harrison (University of Bristol, UK)
Prof David Gunnell (University of Bristol, UK), Prof Glyn Lewis (University of Bristol, UK), Prof Dieter Wolke (University of Warwick, UK)
Title of project: 
The epidemiology & outcomes of psychosis-like symptoms in children.
Proposal summary: 

There has been considerable recent interest in 'non-clinical' psychotic symptoms in adults and children. The Dunedin study, the only birth cohort to have investigated this, reported a prevalence of 14.1% in 11 year olds. There was a strong association (OR 16.4) between psychosis-like symptoms (PLIKS) in children and subsequent development of adult schizophreniform disorder, and PLIKS were also associated with other childhood developmental impairments. The Dunedin cohort was a relatively small (n=761) and low powered study. The 14,138 person ALSPAC birth cohort (now aged 11) presents a unique opportunity to investigate the nature, prevalence, and epidemiology of psychosis-like symptoms in childhood and adolescence.

Date proposal received: 
Saturday, 1 February, 2003
Date proposal approved: 
Saturday, 1 February, 2003
Personality, PLIKS, Self-harm, Sleep, Psychosis
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