Letters Early detection of psychosis

Rational policy making for early psychosis might yet become possible

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3137 (Published 08 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3137
  1. Anthony J Pelosi, honorary professor of psychiatry1
  1. 1Regional Eating Disorders Unit, St John’s Hospital, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6PP, UK
  1. anthony.pelosi{at}nhs.net

On the basis of the results of previous investigations, Morrison and colleagues estimated that without active treatment 30% of their study participants with at risk mental states would later develop schizophrenia.1 However, only 9% of control subjects and 7% of those who received cognitive therapy developed a psychotic illness.

They have been warned about this lowering of the transition rate for a …

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