Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Predicting Psychosis: Who Will "Convert" and Who Will Not?

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The ability to identify young people at very high risk for psychosis and to monitor and treat them before they have a psychotic break is an exciting possibility with enormous public health potential. Yet challenges persist in accurately predicting who will and will not go on to develop psychosis. At a recent meeting of the International Congress of Schizophrenia Researchers, experts in prevention presented data on what happens to those young people identified as being at “high risk” but who do not go on to develop psychosis. Understanding the clinical course of these “non-converters” can help improve predictive criteria. For more information see Psychiatric News,


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