Financial dissatisfaction in people with psychotic disorders - A short report on its prevalence and correlates in a large naturalistic psychosis cohort

J. L. Jansen*, R. Bruggeman, H. A.L. Kiers, PHAMOUS investigators, G. H.M. Pijnenborg, S. Castelein, W. Veling, E. Visser, L. Krabbendam, J. Koerts

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Psychotic disorders have a strong negative impact on multiple aspects of daily life, including people's financial situation. This exploratory study examines the level of financial dissatisfaction and its correlates in a large cohort of people with psychotic disorders. Data from the first assessments of people with psychotic disorders (n = 5271) who were included in the Pharmacotherapy Monitoring and Outcome Survey (PHAMOUS; 2006–2020), which is conducted in the northern Netherlands, were used. The Manchester Short Assessment of Quality of Life (MANSA) was used to measure financial dissatisfaction. In addition, sociodemographic and psychiatric characteristics, substance use and global and social functioning were assessed. One-fifth to one-third of people with psychotic disorders report financial dissatisfaction, fluctuating over the year in which they were assessed. These proportions are considerably higher than in the general population. Cannabis and other substance use were associated with higher levels of financial dissatisfaction (small to medium effect). The other significant associations showed (very) small effect sizes. Therefore, we conclude that financial dissatisfaction in people with psychotic disorders appears to be relatively independent of other demographic and psychiatric characteristics, and global and social functioning. These findings are an important first step for increasing knowledge on financial dissatisfaction among people with psychotic disorders. The findings can also contribute to raising awareness about the topic for healthcare professionals working in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-306
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Psychiatric Research
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2024


  • Financial dissatisfaction
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Quality of life

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