The Psychosis-Risk Syndrome: Handbook for Diagnosis and Follow-Up

Hardcover | June 17, 2010

byThomas H. McGlashan, Barbara Walsh, Scott Woods

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Using the authors' over thirteen years of experience at the psychosis-risk clinic at Yale University School of Medicine, The Psychosis-Risk Syndrome presents a concise handbook that details the diagnostic tools and building blocks that comprise the Structural Interview for Psychosis-RiskSyndromes, or SIPS. Clear and to the point, this volume provides an in-depth description of this new clinical high-risk population, along with instructions on how to use the SIPS to evaluate persons for psychosis-risk.The handbook's main section takes the reader step-by-step through the SIPS evaluation, tracking how patients and families find their way to the clinic, the initial interview, the evaluation process, and the summary session consisting of findings and future options. The core diagnostic symptoms ofthe SIPS and psychosis-risk states are illustrated with dozens of symptom and case examples drawn from real but disguised patients from the Yale clinic. With an emphasis on clinical usefulness, the handbook finishes with "practice cases" for the reader to test his or her new skills at evaluatingclinical populations for psychosis-risk.

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Using the authors' over thirteen years of experience at the psychosis-risk clinic at Yale University School of Medicine, The Psychosis-Risk Syndrome presents a concise handbook that details the diagnostic tools and building blocks that comprise the Structural Interview for Psychosis-RiskSyndromes, or SIPS. Clear and to the point, this...

Thomas H. McGlashan, M.D.is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. Barbara Walsh, PhD, is Clinical Staff, PRIME Research Clinic, in the Department of Psychiatry, at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. Scott Woods, M.D. is Director of the PRIME Research Clinic,...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:June 17, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface (Essay for US Psychiatry)Part A. Psychosis-Risk Syndromes for First Psychosis: Background1. Risk Syndromes for First Psychosis: A History of the Concept2. Development of the Structured Interview for Psychosis-Risk Syndromes (SIPS)3. Reliability and Validity of the SIPS4. Symptom Classes and Factors in the SIPS5. Risk Syndromes and Psychosis Threshold in the SIPS6. The "Other" Symptoms of the Risk Syndromes: Negative, Disorganized, and General7. Characteristics of Published SIPS Psychosis-Risk SamplesPart B. Psychosis-Risk Syndromes: SIPS and SOPS Evaluation8. Pathways to the Risk Syndrome Clinic9. Initial Interview: Introduction to the SIPS and SOPS10. Initial Evaluation: Informing Patients and Families of Risk Status and Options, Informed Conse11. Rating Positive and other Risk Symptoms with the SOPS12. Rating Actual Cases: Baseline Assessment13. Differential Diagnosis of the Psychosis-Risk Syndrome14. Rating Actual Cases: Tracking Over Time and Conversion15. Rating Actual Cases: Summary of Core Assessment Parameters and Practice CasesPart C. The PRIME Clinic: Psychosis-Risk Patients Face-to-FaceBibliographyAppendices:I. Risk Syndrome Phone ScreenII. SIPS/SOPS 5.0III. Informed Consent