Psychological Medicine

Research Article

Incidence of schizophrenia in Ireland

Mairin Ni Nuallaina1, Aileen O'harea1 and Dermot Walsha1 c1

a1 Medico-Social Research Board, Dublin, Ireland


This paper reports an investigation of the incidence of schizophrenia in Ireland by means of standardized case-finding procedures. Our findings do not support the popular belief, based on first admissions figures, of a raised incidence in Ireland. We show this to have been considerably overestimated.


c1 Address for correspondence: Dr Dermot Walsh, Medico-Social Research Board, 73, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.