Emerging Mental Disorders In Young People: Using Clinical Staging For Prediction, Prevention And Early Intervention

Grant number: 566529 | Funding period: 2009 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

Mental disorders are a major cause of disability in Australia, especially for young people. We have developed a clinical staging model covering the earliest symptoms through persistent disorder to chronic disability. We are investigating neurobiological, personal and social factors which increase the risk of progression through these stages, and novel treatment strategies which may prevent or delay onset and relapse, reduce the impact of illness, and promote recovery. Major public health benefits and better understanding of the onset and progression of illness will result.

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