Evaluating and treating the prodromal stage of schizophrenia

@article{Perkins2004EvaluatingAT,
  title={Evaluating and treating the prodromal stage of schizophrenia},
  author={Diana O. Perkins},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  year={2004},
  volume={6},
  pages={289-295}
}
Identification of a person in the prodromal stage of schizophrenia, before the onset of the first episode of psychosis, provides an opportunity for early, potentially preventative, interventions. Recent attempts to develop “at risk#x201D; or #x201C;prodromal syndrome#x201D; diagnostic criteria have proved to be successful at identifying individuals at high risk for psychosis. Preliminary investigations find that pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic interventions may reduce the risk of psychosis… CONTINUE READING

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