Journal article

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..

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Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence

Funding Acknowledgements

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).