Thesis / Dissertation

Non-Psychotic Outcomes and Personality Disorders in Young People at Ultra-High Risk of Developing a Psychotic Disorder: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study

Anneliese Elizabeth Spiteri-Staines, Christopher Nelson (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: Despite there being a large body of research available on the precursors of psychosis (the “prodromal” phase), there is a paucity of literature available on pre or comorbid mental and personality disorders in the ultra-high risk (UHR) for psychosis population. Most research thus far has been cross-sectional, with only a few long-term follow-ups, limiting the ability to investigate the long-term pattern and outcomes of comorbidity. Aims: The current study investigated comorbidity of non-psychotic mental and personality disorders in the UHR population - specifically, the prevalence of these disorders at entry and follow-up and their association with clinical and functional outco..

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