The Yale Psychiatric
Institute Family Study:
BECAUSE NO MAJOR differences between the sexes were found in any of the Yale Psychiatric Institute Family Study analyses, the results are presented for both males and females combined. We also did not find major differences between the borderline adolescent group and the young adult borderline personality and/or affective disorder adult (BLAD) group; therefore, these two groups were combined for data analysis. There were no significant differences found on any of the key demographic or patient illness variables for affective style (AS) family groupings.
The first question concerned the relapse rates of the three diagnostic groups. Table 4.1 contains the outcome data for the first year following discharge from the study. As seen in Table 4.1, 64% of the schizophrenics relapsed during the first year, 28% of the Affective Disorder/Borderline (ADBL) group, and 38% of the adolescents. These figures suggest that long-term inpatient treatment was relatively effective for patients with ADBL, whether they were adults or adolescents. Long-term treatment was less successful in preventing rehospitalization for patients with schizophrenia.
No differences were found between survivors and relapsers on patient illness variables such as severity of symptoms, or number of previous