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Ten-year follow-up of the Opus trial for first-episode psychosis Carsten Hjorthøj

IntroductionLong-term follow-ups of first-episode psychosis trial cohorts provide unique opportunities for examining course of illness and long-term treatment effects.Methods547 participants with a recent F2 diagnosis were recruited and randomized to either Opus early intervention or standard treatment for two years. The 10-year follow-up rate was 70 % of those living in Denmark.Results368 were assessed at 10 years, with a recovery rate of 58 (15.8 %). 61.3 % had remission of psychotic symptoms, 47.0 % had remission of negative symptoms, and 37.4 % had remission of both.

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Prevalence of At-Risk Criteria of Psychosis in Children and Adolescents, and in Young Adults: Results from Two Swiss Community Samples Stephan Ruhrmann

The prevalence and significance of APS and other risk symptoms in the general population, when assessed in the same way as in help-seeking persons, is still rather unclear. In two complimentary studies, we studied the prevalence of ultra-high risk and basic symptom criteria and symptoms assessed with the 'Structured Interview for Psychosis-Risk Syndromes (SIPS) and the 'Schizophrenia Proneness Instrument, Adult / Child and Youth version (SPI-A/SPI-CY) by trained psychologists in random community samples of age 8-17 and 16-40 years.

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Liberiamo il Futuro: First results of an Italian early detection project Martina Brandizzi

Psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) are commonly endorsed in questionnaires in community and clinical populations, especially by adolescents. Within the early detection project Liberiamo il Futuro (LIF), the prevalence of attenuated psychotic-like experiences (APLEs) in a sample of help-seeking adolescents (11-18 yrs) and the correlation with age, functioning and risk status is explored.

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Best buys for early intervention to improve cardiometabolic health in adults with psychosis: an Australian perspective Debra L Foley

Those with psychosis are more likely to develop diabetes and to die prematurely from coronary heart disease than those in the general community. There is a pressing need to implement effective interventions that target the earliest expressions of cardiometabolic risk.

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Cardiometabolic Risk in First Episode Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorder Patients: Baseline Results from the Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode Early Treatment Program (RAISE-ETP) Study Christoph U Correll

Background: Schizophrenia individuals have high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality yet, risk status and moderators/mediators in the earliest illness stages are less clear. Methods: Baseline results of the NIMH-funded Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) study, collected at 34 sites in 21 US states from 07/2010-07/2012. Participants were patients aged 15-40 years with research-confirmed diagnoses of first-episode psychosis and

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Associations beetween diet, sedentary behavior, cardiovascular fitness, and 10-years risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with schizophrenia Helene Speyer

Background: Patients with schizophrenia have a 20 years reduction in life expectancy, mainly due to cardiovascular disease (CVD).Aim: To investigate possible associations between diet, sedentary behaviour, cardiovascular fitness, and 10 years risk of CVD in patients with schizophrenia.Method: Dietary and sedentary behaviour were assessed in patients with schizophrenia and waist circumference above 102 cm (male) and 88 cm (female). We used a food frequency questionnaire and physical activity scale.

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Borderline personality features and development of psychosis in an Ultra High Risk (UHR) population: a case control study Andrew Thompson

Background: There is clinical uncertainty whether Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) traits in those with an at risk mental state (ARMS) have an effect on the risk of transition to psychosis. We aimed to investigate the relationship between baseline BPD features, risk of transition and type of psychotic disorder experienced. Method: A case-control study of Ultra High Risk for psychosis (UHR) patients treated at the clinic, between 2004 and 2007.

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Psychotic symptoms and borderline personality disorder in youth Martina Jovev

DSM-5 criterion 9 for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) refers to the presence of transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms. This criterion suggests possible overlap with first episode psychosis. However, the relationship between psychosis and BPD is neither conceptually clear nor have there been many empirical studies into the treatment, overlap or association between these two disorders. Participants (n=23) were selected from a clinical file audit study conducted at the Helping Young People Early (HYPE) Program in Melbourne, Australia.

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Case-management models for early psychosis intervention in Asia Hee Eon Choi

After 5 years from a first episode of schizophrenia, only few patients (13.7~25.5%) are reported to have adequate social function. This findings stress the need to provide phase-specific psychosocial intervention to improve social function during the critical period. In 2010, a community-based psychosocial intervention program, Mind Flower Service, was developed in Jeonju mental health promotion center in collaboration with Chonbuk National University Hospital.

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Making Mental Health Care Count Emily Hewlett

The social and economic costs of neglecting mental health care

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