Early detection of schizophrenia.

  title={Early detection of schizophrenia.},
  author={Richard Drake and Sh{\^o}n William Lewis},
  journal={Current opinion in psychiatry},
  volume={18 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This article will evaluate the rationale and feasibility of detecting psychosis and schizophrenia earlier than is currently the case. RECENT FINDINGS Schizophrenia incidence may vary more than has been believed previously. Early detection studies fall into two groups. Firstly, operational criteria now exist for prodromal or at risk mental states which predict transition to psychosis of 20-40% over 1 year. The first randomized trials of antipsychotic drug and psychological… CONTINUE READING