Journal article

Early persistence of psychotic-like experiences in a community sample of adolescents

Danish Hafeez, Alison R Yung

Early Intervention in Psychiatry | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

AIMS: Psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) are common in adolescents. Their persistence may confer increased susceptibility to psychotic disorder. The early evolution of transient to persistent PLEs is not well known. This study aimed to investigate the early persistence of PLEs (over 6-12 months) in a community sample of adolescents and examine baseline and longitudinal associations of early persistent PLEs. METHODS: Five hundred and ninety Year 10 students were administered the community assessment of psychic experiences (CAPE) to measure PLEs at baseline and at follow up 6-12 months later. Persistent PLEs were defined as those present at or above the 90th centile at both time points. Indepen..

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