Clinical Stage Transitions in Persons Aged 12 to 25 Years Presenting to Early Intervention Mental Health Services With Anxiety, Mood, and Psychotic Disorders
Frank Iorfino, Elizabeth M Scott, Joanne S Carpenter, Shane P Cross, Daniel F Hermens, Madhura Killedar, Alissa Nichles, Natalia Zmicerevska, Django White, Adam J Guastella, Jan Scott, Patrick D McGorry, Ian B Hickie
JAMA Psychiatry | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2019
Importance: The large contribution of psychiatric disorders to premature death and persistent disability among young people means that earlier identification and enhanced long-term care for those who are most at risk of developing life-threatening or chronic disorders is critical. Clinical staging as an adjunct to diagnosis to address emerging psychiatric disorders has been proposed for young people presenting for care; however, the longer-term utility of this system has not been established. Objectives: To determine the rates of transition from earlier to later stages of anxiety, mood, psychotic, or comorbid disorders and to identify the demographic and clinical characteristics that are ass..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence
This work was partially supported by grants from the National Health & Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence grant 1061043, and Australia Fellowship 511921(both, Dr Hickie).