Studies in High Risk Populations
High Risk populations include those with a strong family history of psychosis, and/or people who are experiencing attenuated psychotic symptoms, termed the at-risk mental state (ARMS). The identification of individuals at high risk of developing a psychotic disorder has long been a goal of clinicians because of the potential to prevent, or reduce the severity of the illness through early intervention. High risk populations also allow us to study in real time the biological changes accompanying the transition to psychosis. Our research on high risk populations is closely integrated with our clinical early detection and intervention services.