Journal article

The prevention of schizophrenia

AR Yung, E Killaciey, SE Hetrick, AG Parker, F Schultze-Lutter, J Klosterkoetter, R Purcell, PD Mcgorry

INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PSYCHIATRY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

Preventive strategies can be divided into universal, selective and indicated prevention and early intervention. Universal interventions are directed to the general population. Selective approaches are targeted at people who have risk factors for an illness, but who do not show any current signs. Indicated approaches target high risk individuals with minimal signs or symptoms foreshadowing mental disorder, but who do not meet diagnostic levels at the current time. Early intervention involves treating those with already diagnosable disorder in a timely and optimal manner aiming to decrease the severity of the illness, and reduce secondary morbidity. Although universal and selective interventio..

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