Emily R Kline

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Despite the wealth of evidence linking duration of untreated psychosis to critical illness outcomes, most clinicians do not utilize any formal evaluation tools to identify attenuated or emerging psychotic symptoms. Given the costs associated with training and administration, interview-based assessments such as the Structured Interview for Psychosis Risk(More)
Brief self-report questionnaires that assess attenuated psychosis symptoms have the potential to quickly and effectively screen many people who may benefit from clinical monitoring or early intervention. The current study sought to examine and compare the criterion validities of attenuated symptoms screening tools with diagnoses obtained from the(More)
As rates of HIV infection among women continue to rise, health education efforts promoting safer sexual practices have increasingly targeted the female population. However, the wisdom of these efforts is often questioned on the grounds that women, particularly disadvantaged, minority women, lack the necessary power in their relationships with men to(More)
Brief self-report questionnaires that assess attenuated psychotic symptoms have the potential to screen many people who may benefit from clinical monitoring, further evaluation, or early intervention. The extent to which recently developed screening instruments demonstrate sound psychometric properties is an important issue toward the implementation of(More)
The authors examined whether multiple childhood indicators of neurodevelopmental instability known to relate to schizophrenia-spectrum disorders could predict later schizophrenia-spectrum outcomes. A standardized battery of neurological and intellectual assessments was administered to a sample of 265 Danish children in 1972, when participants were 10-13(More)
Subthreshold psychosis-like experiences are typically the focus of psychosis-risk screening as they are associated with a greater propensity for future illness. Potentially prodromal individuals identified as being at clinical high-risk (CHR), however, report a variety of distressing and impairing mental health symptoms in addition to subthreshold psychosis(More)
AIM The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the burdens and difficulties associated with the experience of caring for youth with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. METHODS Ten caregivers participated in a modified version of the Knowledge about Schizophrenia Illness interview. RESULTS The most common areas of general difficulties(More)
AIM Without treatment, clinically high-risk (CHR) youth or youth with first-episode psychosis (FEP) have increased risk for significant complications from their illness; yet, treatment engagement among these youth is critically low. The purpose of this study was to examine engagement efforts with CHR/FEP youth to stimulate new ideas that might facilitate(More)
Within a neurodevelopmental model of schizophrenia, prenatal developmental deviations are implicated as early signs of increased risk for future illness. External markers of central nervous system maldevelopment may provide information regarding the nature and timing of prenatal disruptions among individuals with schizophrenia. One such marker is(More)
Identification of youth at risk for or with early psychosis has become the focus of many research and clinical initiatives, as early intervention may be linked to better long-term outcomes. Efforts to facilitate identification have led to the development of several self-report instruments that intend to quickly assess "attenuated" psychosis, potentially(More)