Clinical staging of psychiatric disorders: a heuristic framework for choosing earlier, safer and more effective interventions.

@article{McGorry2006ClinicalSO,
  title={Clinical staging of psychiatric disorders: a heuristic framework for choosing earlier, safer and more effective interventions.},
  author={Patrick D. McGorry and Ian B. Hickie and Alison R. Yung and Christos Pantelis and Henry James Jackson},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={40 8},
  pages={616-22}
}
Diagnosis in psychiatry increasingly struggles to fulfil its key purposes, namely, to guide treatment and to predict outcome. The clinical staging model, widely used in clinical medicine yet virtually ignored in psychiatry, is proposed as a more refined form of diagnosis which could restore the utility of diagnosis, promote early intervention and also make… CONTINUE READING