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Volume 12, issue 1

Schizophrenia: prevention, early intervention

When should pharmacological intervention be started in schizophrenia?

Jolanta Rabe-Jabłońska1
1. Klinika Zaburzeń Afektywnych i Psychiatrii Młodzieżowej Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi
Postępy Psychiatrii Neurologii, 2003, 12, 25-35
Keywords: schizophrenia / prodrome / prepsychotic stage / risk factors / schizotaxia / early intervention / prevention

Abstract

Various meanings of such terms as "early intervention", "risk factors for schizophrenia Development", or "schizophrenia markers" are discussed in the paper. Principles of diagnosing susceptibility to schizophrenia development are outlined. Moreover, the concept of schizotaxia, as well as a review of the recent literature on the scientific and ethical foundations of early intervention in the pre-psychotic stage of schizophrenia are presented. New ideas of such treatment and of psychosis prevention are reviewed as well.

Address for correspondence:
Adres: Prof Jolanta Rabe-Jabłońska,
Klinika Zaburzeń Afektywnych i Psychiatrii Młodzieżowej Uniwersytetu Medycznego,
ul. Czechosłowacka 8110, 92-216 Łódź, e-mail: jabl@csk.am.lodz.pl