Journal article

S164. “AT-RISK MENTAL STATES” PROGRAM IN LAUSANNE: INFLUENCE OF RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES ON THE RATE OF FALSE POSITIVES

Alessandra Solida, Martine Cleusix, Carline Zorzi, Carina Ferrari, Kim Q Do, Philippe Conus

Schizophrenia bulletin | Published : 2018

Abstract

Abstract Background Various strategies have been proposed to improve recruitment of “at risk mental state” patients; they may have an impact on the type of patients who reach such programs. We describe the clinical program for “at-risk” patients implemented in 2014 in Lausanne and the characteristics of referrals over the years. Methods Help seeking patients aged 14 to 35 were initially referred by health care providers for a specialized evaluation in case of suspicion of a potential “prodromal psychotic state” and more recently selected by PQ-16 (Ising et al. 2012) (cut-off: 6/16). At-Risk Mental State (ARMS) was defined according to the Basic Symptoms criterion (COPER-COGDIS criteria) from..

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