Journal article

Editor's introduction: The empirical status of the ultra high-risk (prodromal) research paradigm

Tyrone D Cannon, Barbara Cornblatt, Patrick McGorry

SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2007

Abstract

Given the growth of prodromal research in the past 15 years, the time seems right for assessing whether the ultra high-risk (UHR) research paradigm has delivered on its promise as an approach to identification of individuals at risk for imminent onset of psychosis and as a platform for studies assessing protective benefits of early interventions and for elucidating predictive markers. As demonstrated by the 8 articles on this theme in the present issue, the empirical basis of the prodromal research area has advanced significantly. While there is a lower risk for transition to psychosis in recent studies compared with initial studies, most recent studies still show a 30%-35% risk for psychosi..

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