Journal article

Prediction of psychosis - A step towards indicated prevention of schizophrenia

AR Yung, LJ Phillips, PD McGorry, CA McFarlane, S Francey, S Harrigan, GC Patton, HJ Jackson

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS | Published : 1998

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The identification of people at high risk of becoming psychotic within the near future creates opportunities for early intervention prior to the onset of psychosis to prevent or minimise later ill-health. The present study combines current knowledge about risk factors for schizophrenia with our knowledge of psychotic prodromes in an attempt to identify a group particularly vulnerable to impending psychosis. We wanted to identify people with high likelihood of transition to psychosis within a follow-up period of 12 months, and to determine the rate of transition to psychosis in this group. METHOD: Various state and trait risk factors for psychosis were used alone and in combinatio..

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