Prodromal psychosis: A case series of ten symptomatic patients

E. Y.N. Ching, E. H.M. Lee, C. L.M. Hui, J. X. Lin, W. C. Chang, S. K.W. Chan, E. Y.H. Chen (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

This case series provides an account of 10 patients with prodromal psychosis in Hong Kong over the course of 12 months between 2012 and 2014. Patterns of symptoms and functioning levels were noted each month and overall presentation was classified into 4 categories. Four patients' conditions were classified as fluctuating, 3 patients as improved, 2 patients as no change, and 1 patient as transition into psychosis. The noted observations were compared to the current conceptualisation of prodromal psychosis according to the clinical staging model of McGorry and colleagues. This case series provides insights into the condition in an Asian population and provides background data to inform future clinical research and mental health services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalEast Asian Archives of Psychiatry
Volume25
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Case reports
  • Early diagnosis
  • Psychotic disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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