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EI Service Elements driving improved outcomes: Now and in the Future Matthew Taylor

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10-year outcome study of an early intervention programme for psychosis in Hong Kong compared with standard care service Sherry Chan

Despite convincing evidence on the short-term benefits of early intervention (EI) service for psychosis, long-term outcome studies are limited with inconsistent results. Current study has examined the 10-year outcomes of patients with first-episode psychosis who received two-year EI service (EASY) compared with those who received standard care (SC) in Hong Kong using historical control design.

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Early Detection and Intervention in Two US Centers and a US-China Collaboration Kristen A Woodberry

In the United States, early detection (ED) and intervention (EI) have developed in the context of a largely private insurance system. Mental health services are reimbursed for diagnosable disorders only and to a more limited extent than physical disorders. Mental health prevention and EI services are not covered. ED and EI services and centers were initiated, beginning in the mid-1990s, with a mixture of private and federal grant funding and insurance-reimbursable care within innovative clinics and academic centers.

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Detection and Prediction of Psychosis in a Clinical High-Risk Chinese Sample: Turning Challenges into Opportunities in an Eastern Social Context TianHong Zhang

Introduction: Chinese psychiatrists have gradually focused on those who are deemed to be at clinical high-risk (CHR) for psychosis; however, it is unknown whether those CHR individuals from a different cultural background than previously studied would convert to psychosis. In other words, does cultural context influence the likelihood of conversion? Method: 2101 consecutive new subjects ages 15-45 were recruited at their first visit to the Shanghai Mental Health Center (SMHC).

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Implementing early intervention in Japan: Its challenges and difficulties Masafumi Mizuno

For many years, the reliance on hospital-based psychiatry has been a barrier for the development of community-based psychiatry in Japan and increased stigma against mental illness and people suffering from psychiatric disorders. Even in this adverse situation, some innovative hospitals have attempted to make the transition to community-based psychiatry through their own endeavors.

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Investigating developmental trajectory of self-regulation and vulnerability to psychosis by neuroimaging: subsample of Tokyo Teen Cohort study Naohiro Okada

Tokyo Teen Cohort (TTC) study is a large-scale general population-based survey to elucidate puberty development during adolescence, especially the acquisition process of self-regulation and willingness to challenge, through focusing on interaction between bio, psycho, and social factors. Participants include 5,000 10-year-old children and their carers living in Tokyo Metropolitan area. Information about characteristics of daily life, family form, physical and mental health, and puberty onset as well as about self-regulation and psychological well-being is acquired from participants.

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Reduced rostral prefrontal cortex activity is associated with poor functional outcome in ultra-high risk and first-episode psychosis Shinsuke Koike

Longitudinal clinical investigations and biological measurements for psychosis have enabled us to clarify not only progressive brain volumetric and functional changes but also the alternations of developmental pathways based on gene–environment interaction model. However, these studies have little contribution to clinical decisions on differential diagnosis and therapeutic choices. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a relatively small instrument with little noise that can easily and noninvasively measure hemoglobin changes over the surface of the cortex.

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Abnormal resting Cerebral Blood Flow (rCBF) reflects change in functioning in subjects at Ultra High Risk for Psychosis Paul Allen

Continuous Arterial Spin Labeling (cASL) is an MR perfusion technique suitable for translational applications as the associated scanning protocols are relatively simple and short. The aim of the study was to investigate whether resting cerebral blood flow (rCBF), measured with cASL, is altered in individuals at ultra high-risk (UHR) of psychosis and whether rCBF is sensitive to longitudinal clinical change in an UHR group. cASL imaging was used to measure rCBF in 52 individuals at UHR of psychosis and 30 healthy control participants.

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The RAISE ETP Study: Initial Results John M. Kane

The RAISE-ETP program was designed to develop and evaluate an integrated treatment for first episode psychosis (NAVIGATE) in real world, non-academic, community treatment sites in the USA We selected 34 clinics, located in 21 states, and randomized the sites (clusters), rather than individuals, to either implement NAVIGATE or to provide customary Community Care for subjects in the study. Cluster randomization insured that clinicians at Community Care sites were not exposed to NAVIGATE in order to avoid spillover/contamination effects.

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Cathegorical and Dimensional Psychopathology among 7-year-old Offspring of Parents with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder in The Danish High Risk and Resilience Study – VIA 7 Ditte Ellersgaard

Objective: Typically, the age of onset for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is in early adulthood. However, previous high risk studies have found that offspring of patients with these disorders have a higher prevalence of psychiatric disturbances during childhood relative to peers. We aim to map psychopathology among 7-year-old children at familial high risk for developing schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

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