Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Jääskeläinen, Erika
Organisation OY
Project title Exploring longitudinal course and outcomes in schizophrenia at 20-year interval - the Northern Finland Birth Cohorts 1966 and 1986
Decision No. 278286
Decision date 04.06.2014
Funding period 01.09.2014 - 30.06.2018
Funding 145 846
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Project description
Schizophrenia is one of the most severe mental illnesses with an often unfavourable prognosis. We do not yet know the longitudinal course of schizophrenia in real world. This study utilises two valuable, unselected, general population-based samples: The Northern Finland 1986 Birth Cohort 1966 and 1986. The aim of this project is to explore the longitudinal course and prognosis of schizophrenia from three perspectives: 1. Longitudinal course of illness in schizophrenia, 2. Clinical and neurobiological predictors of course of illness in schizophrenia, 3. Time trends and period effects in course of psychosis. By examining the course of illness in schizophrenia and the factors affecting it (especially in long-term), we may be better able to enhance the treatments we offer to our patients.