Prevalence and risk factors of psychotic symptoms: in the city of Izmir, Turkey


Alptekin K., Ulas H., Akdede B. B. , Tuemueklue M., Akvardar Y.

SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY, vol.44, no.11, pp.905-910, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00127-009-0012-x
  • Title of Journal : SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.905-910

Abstract

Background Psychotic symptoms, psychotic-like experiences and schizotypal signs can emerge in different sociocultural circumstances and cause clinical or non-clinical pictures. Transient or self-limiting psychotic-like experiences are more prevalent than clinical psychotic disorders. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of psychotic symptoms in an urban area.