The initial prodrome in psychosis: descriptive and qualitative aspects.

  title={The initial prodrome in psychosis: descriptive and qualitative aspects.},
  author={Alison R. Yung and Patrick D. McGorry},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  volume={30 5},
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to describe in detail, using a retrospective approach, the prodromal symptoms in first-episode psychosis patients. This initial prodrome, the period of disturbance preceding a first psychotic episode, is potentially important for early intervention, identification of biological markers, and understanding the process of becoming psychotic. METHOD A consecutive series of 21 first-episode patients was recruited from the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention… CONTINUE READING

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