Journal article

The Prodrome of Psychotic Disorders Identification, Prediction, and Preventive Treatment

Barnaby Nelson, Patrick McGorry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Twenty-five years ago "at risk" for psychosis criteria were introduced to the field. Prediction studies have identified a range of risk factors involved in transition from "at risk" status to first episode psychotic illness, with recent interest in dynamic and multimodal prediction models. Treatment studies have indicated that risk of transition to psychotic disorder can at least be delayed in this clinical population. Although the strongest evidence to date is for cognitive behavioral therapy, the optimal type and sequence of treatment remains an active area of research.