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Monitoring and Care of Young People at Incipient Risk of Psychosis

Alison R. Yung, Patrick D. McGorry, Colleen A. McFarlane, Henry J. Jackson, George C. Patton and Arun Rakkar

in Schizophrenia Bulletin

Published on behalf of Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

Volume 22, issue 2, pages 283-303
Published in print January 1996 | ISSN: 0586-7614
e-ISSN: 1745-1701 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/schbul/22.2.283
Monitoring and Care of Young People at Incipient Risk of Psychosis

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This article describes the theoretical background, origins, and development of a new clinical service for intervention in the putatively prodromal phase of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Establishing such a service required examination of conceptual issues such as the meaning of the prodrome in psychosis and its association with risk of subsequent psychosis, and of practical issues related to identifying prodromal patients in the community and engaging them in monitoring and treatment. Patients' needs, timing, and mode of treatment had to be considered. Preliminary data from the service's 20-month pilot phase are presented to help inform these issues.

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Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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