Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Early Detection and Prevention of Psychotic Disorders: Ready for “Prime Time” ?

Research suggesting significantly better outcomes in schizophrenia when it is treated early has led to efforts to provide coordinated, multispecialty care as soon as possible to individuals who experience a first episode of psychosis. The next advance with a potentially game-changing impact will be the development of reliable means of identifying and treating those at high risk prior to a first psychotic episode.