Early signs and symptoms of psychosis among Palauan adolescents
Sheri Madraisau, Ulai Tomoichi, Lisa M Ord, Paul Florsheim, Lisa J Phillips, Francisca Blailes, Merlyn Basilius, Stevenson Kuartei, Josepha Tiobech, Marina Myles-Worsley, Hilda Ngiralmau
Early Intervention in Psychiatry | WILEY | Published : 2010
AIM: This study was designed to identify early symptoms associated with the occurrence of psychosis during adolescence. METHOD: Participants were recruited in the Republic of Palau, an isolated island nation in Micronesia with a prevalence rate for schizophrenia of 1.99%. Diagnostic interviews were used to obtain reports of early and current symptoms from 112 genetically high-risk (GHR) and 208 genetically low-risk (GLR) adolescents (ages 16-23). Based on current psychotic symptoms, participants were sorted into three groups: non-clinical, at-risk/symptomatic risk and clinically symptomatic. RESULTS: Multivariate analysis of variance revealed several between-group differences on rates of ear..View full abstract
Awarded by NIMH
Awarded by Fogarty International Center
Awarded by FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER
This study was supported with funds from NIMH grant number MH5418 and Fogarty International Center Grant number TW007803.