Early detection and specialised early intervention for people at high risk for psychotic disorders have received growing attention in the past few decades, with the aim of delaying or preventing the outbreak of explicit psychotic symptoms and improving functional outcomes. This article summarises criteria for a diagnosis of high psychosis risk, the implications for such a diagnosis and recommendations for treatment.
After reading this article you will be able to:
• recognise signs and symptoms indicating increased psychosis risk
• understand uses and limitations of screening for high psychosis risk, and interpretation of results
• recognise evidence-based treatment options for patients at clinical high risk for psychosis.
DECLARATION OF INTEREST
C.A. has received non-financial support from Sunovion and Lundbeck in the past 36 months.