Has improved treatment contributed to the declining rate of transition to psychosis in ultra-high-risk cohorts?
MJC Formica, LJ Phillips, JA Hartmann, AR Yung, SJ Wood, A Lin, GP Amminger, PD McGorry, B Nelson
Schizophrenia Research | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: The factors contributing to declining psychotic disorder transition rates in ultra-high-risk populations remain unclear. We examined the contribution of longitudinal changes in standard clinical treatment ('treatment as usual') to this decline. METHOD: An audit was conducted on 105 clinical files of patients who received standard care at a specialised ultra-high-risk service. The session notes of these files were quantified, allowing examination of treatment quantity, targets, psychotherapy, and medication. Differences in these aspects across patients' year of clinic entry were assessed. Variables with significant differences across years were examined using cox regression to ass..View full abstract