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Some Ultra-High Risk Subgroups Are at Higher Risk of Psychosis Than Others

Since the mid-1990s, clinicians have classified individuals as being at ultra-high risk (UHR) for psychosis if they met at least one of three criteria: the presence of attenuated psychotic symptoms (APS), the presence of positive symptoms at full psychotic intensity for brief, limited time points (known as BLIPS), and/or a combination of genetic risk or schizotypal personality disorder accompanied by functional decline (known as genetic risk and decline syndrome [GRD]). However, the risk of psychosis of these different groups has remained unknown.A meta-analysis published today in JAMA Psychiatry now offers...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Wednesday, 30 December, 2015

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