Global economic burden of schizophrenia: letter in response: Authors’ reply

Huey Yi Chong, Siew Li Teoh, David Bin-Chia Wu, Chiun Fang Chiou, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk

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    We thank Dr Neil and Professor Carr for their comments regarding our published systematic review “Global economic burden of schizophrenia: a systematic review”. We would like to address and clarify issues raised in their letter.The authors made a good point related the absence of “psychotic disorders” in our review. Although the suggested term is increasingly recognized, it encompasses diverse disorders including schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders, and schizotypal (personality) disorder, etc. Owing to the fact that our review mainly focused specifically on schizophrenia, we included studies that estimated economic burden among patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, therefore the inclusion of this broader term “psychotic disorders” defeats the purpose of our review.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3071-3072
    Number of pages2
    JournalNeuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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