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Is it appropriate to treat people at high-risk of psychosis before first onset - Yes

Med J Aust 2012; 196 (9): 556. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10668

Youth mental health expert Alison Yung says safe treatments should be offered

Schizophrenia carries a great personal and economic burden. It begins with a non-psychotic prodromal phase before the onset of characteristic positive symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations. This prodromal phase is therefore a potential target for early intervention.

  • Alison R Yung

  • Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: aryung@unimelb.edu.au

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