Journal article

Identifying the ultra-high risk (prodromal) population: evaluation of training workshops with mental health services

Barnaby Nelson, Magenta B Simmons, Alison R Yung, Joe A Buckby, Lisa O'Dwyer, Shona M Francey, Steven Leicester, Swagata Bapat, Patrick D McGorry

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Recent years have witnessed widespread interest in the early phase of psychotic disorders. The most widely used approach to identify individuals in the prodromal phase is the ultra-high risk (UHR) approach, which combines known trait and state risk factors for psychotic disorder. The Personal Assessment and Crisis Evaluation Clinic introduced the Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental States (CAARMS) in order to assess UHR status. A training DVD and manual in the use of the CAARMS was recently developed in order to assist with UHR identification. The current paper reports the outcome of a series of training workshops with mental health professionals based around this DVD. The ..

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