American Journal of Psychiatry

April 2020: Incidence of Psychotic Experiences From Childhood to Adulthood, and Prediction of Psychotic Disorder

April 2020: Incidence of Psychotic Experiences From Childhood to Adulthood, and Prediction of Psychotic Disorder

Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Sarah A. Sullivan, Ph.D., and Stanley Zammit, Ph.D., about their research on the incidence, course, and outcome of psychotic experiences from childhood through early adulthood in the general population, and the prediction of psychotic disorder. How common are psychotic experiences in the general population, and what burdens do they place on public health systems? [2:19] What kinds of services are available to identify and treat individuals who have psychotic experiences? [3:48] Study methods [5:33] What kind of psychotic experiences were reported? [7:41] Age as a significant factor [8:57] Prediction of psychotic disorder by age 24 [10:33] Implications for practicing clinicians and other mental health professionals [11:58] Limitations of the study [12:41] What other studies should explore regarding first-episode psychosis [13:52] Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to it. Subscribe to the podcast here. Listen to other podcasts produced by the American Psychiatric Association. Browse articles online. Also visit the online edition of this month’s Journal to watch a video of Deputy Editor Daniel S. Pine, M.D., present highlights from the issue. Follow the Journal on Twitter. E-mail us at ajp@psych.org

Duration: 16 min

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