Journal article

Jumping to conclusions at first onset of psychosis predicts longer admissions, more compulsory admissions and police involvement over the next 4 years: the GAP study.

Victoria Rodriguez, Olesya Ajnakina, Simona A Stilo, Valeria Mondelli, Tiago Reis Marques, Antonella Trotta, Diego Quattrone, Poonam Gardner-Sood, Marco Colizzi, Benjamin D Wiffen, Paola Dazzan, Marta Di Forti, M Aurora Falcone, Anthony S David, Robin M Murray

Psychol Med | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Jumping to conclusions (JTC), which is the proneness to require less information before forming beliefs or making a decision, has been related to formation and maintenance of delusions. Using data from the National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre Genetics and Psychosis (GAP) case-control study of first-episode psychosis (FEP), we set out to test whether the presence of JTC would predict poor clinical outcome at 4 years. METHODS: One-hundred and twenty-three FEP patients were assessed with the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) and the probabilistic reasoning 'Beads' Task at the time of recruitment. The samp..

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