Chapter 1. Prodromal Symptoms and Early Detection of Schizophrenia

  1. Mario Maj2,
  2. Juan José López-Ibor3,
  3. Norman Sartorius4,
  4. Mitsumoto Sato5 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha6
  1. Heinz Häfner and
  2. Kurt Maurer

Published Online: 21 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470010851.ch1

Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders

Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders

How to Cite

Häfner, H. and Maurer, K. (2005) Prodromal Symptoms and Early Detection of Schizophrenia, in Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders (eds M. Maj, J. J. López-Ibor, N. Sartorius, M. Sato and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470010851.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Naples, Italy

  2. 3

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  3. 4

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  4. 5

    Tohuko University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

  5. 6

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. Schizophrenia Research Unit, Central Institute of Mental Health, J5, D-68159 Mannheim, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470010839

Online ISBN: 9780470010853

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Keywords:

  • prodromal symptoms;
  • early course of schizophrenia;
  • structural equation modelling technique (SEM);
  • ABC Schizophrenia Study;
  • prolonged prodromal stage;
  • duration of untreated psychosis (DUP);
  • neurotoxicity of psychotic episodes;
  • Bonn Scale for the Assessment of Basic Symptoms (BSABS);
  • depressive symptoms;
  • Early Recognition Inventory (ERIraos)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Stage Models of the Early Course of Schizophrenia

  • Reconstructing Illness Onset and Early Course

  • Duration of Untreated Illness and Untreated Psychosis as Indicators of an Unfavourable Further Illness Course

  • Assessing Prodromal Symptoms and Impairment in the Early Course of Schizophrenia

  • Instruments for Assessing the Onset and Early Course of Schizophrenia

  • Evaluating (Validating) Prodromal Signs and Criteria

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References