Journal article

Mapping the onset of psychosis: The comprehensive assessment of at-risk mental states

AR Yung, HP Yuen, PD McGorry, LJ Phillips, D Kelly, M Dell'Olio, SM Francey, EM Cosgrave, E Killackey, C Stanford, K Godfrey, J Buckby

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2005


OBJECTIVE: Recognizing the prodrome of a first psychotic episode prospectively creates the opportunity of intervention, which could delay, ameliorate or even prevent onset. Valid criteria and a reliable methodology for identifying possible prodromes are needed. This paper describes an instrument, the Comprehensive Assessment of At-Risk Mental States (CAARMS), which has been designed for such a purpose. It has two functions: (i) to assess psychopathology thought to indicate imminent development of a first-episode psychotic disorder; and (ii) to determine if an individual meets criteria for being at ultra high risk (UHR) for onset of first psychotic disorder. This paper describes the pilot eva..

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