Mapping the Onset of Psychosis: The Comprehensive Assessment of At-Risk Mental States

  title={Mapping the Onset of Psychosis: The Comprehensive Assessment of At-Risk Mental States},
  author={A. Yung and Hok Pan Yuen and P. McGorry and L. Phillips and D. Kelly and M. Dell'olio and S. Francey and E. Cosgrave and E. Killackey and C. Stanford and K. Godfrey and J. Buckby},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={964 - 971}
Objective: Recognizing the prodrome of a first psychotic episode prospectively creates the opportunity of intervention, which could delay, ameliorate or even prevent onset. Valid criteria and a reliable methodology for identifying possible prodromes are needed. This paper describes an instrument, the Comprehensive Assessment of At-Risk Mental States (CAARMS), which has been designed for such a purpose. It has two functions: (i) to assess psychopathology thought to indicate imminent development… Expand
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