Risk factors and outcome in schizophrenia – meta-analyses and translational internet database

Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders are a severe public health problem afflicting about 3 % of humans. The risk factors and outcomes of schizophrenia are still largely unknown. There have been reviews and meta-analyses on some risk factors, but the overall picture of the disease is very unclear. There is an urgent need for systematically collected database on epidemiology of schizophrenia for use of clinicians and researchers, as the amount of information increases exponentially. It is impossible for any researcher or clinician to have a clear picture on various aspects of the research. The aim is to build a translational internet database where clinicians and researchers can find and analyze previous studies on schizophrenia. The database will be based on meta-analyses of the previous research on risk factors and aspects of outcome in schizophrenia.

The project seeks currently funding. The demo version of the web page is here: http://www.szepi.org/demo/