Journal article

The reality of at risk mental state services: a response to recent criticisms

Alison R Yung, Stephen J Wood, Ashok Malla, Barnaby Nelson, Patrick McGorry, Jai Shah

PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In the 1990s criteria were developed to detect individuals at high and imminent risk of developing a psychotic disorder. These are known as the at risk mental state, ultra high risk or clinical high risk criteria. Individuals meeting these criteria are symptomatic and help-seeking. Services for such individuals are now found worldwide. Recently Psychological Medicine published two articles that criticise these services and suggest that they should be dismantled or restructured. One paper also provides recommendations on how ARMS services should be operate. METHODS: In this paper we draw on the existing literature in the field and present the perspective of some ARMS clinicians an..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


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Funding Acknowledgements

ARY is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Principal Research Fellowship 1136829) and by a Senior Investigator award from the National Institute of Health Research, SJW is funded by the Medical Research Council (MR/K013599/1), AM is funded partially from the Canada Research Chairs Program, BN is funded by the NHMRC (Senior Research Fellowship 1137687), PM is funded by the NHMRC (Senior Principal Research Fellowship 1155508) and JS is supported by a clinicianscientist salary award from the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec-Sante.