Self-reported Attenuated Psychotic Symptoms as Forerunners of Severe Mental Disorders Later in Life

JAMA Psychiatry, 05/15/2012

Self–reported attenuated psychotic symptoms signal risk for later nonaffective psychotic disorders but are not clinically useful as predictors. The difference between these population–based data and the high–risk literature in terms of the positive predictive value and the time window of transition can be attributed to the selective enrichment strategies that produce high–risk samples.

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