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August 21, 2013

Early Detection and Intervention in Schizophrenia: A New Therapeutic Model

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore
JAMA. 2013;310(7):689-690. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.8804

Schizophrenia is a brain disorder with lifetime prevalence near 1%.1 This disorder is clinically manifested by psychotic, negative, and cognitive symptoms that typically emerge in adolescence and early adulthood (peak age for males, 20 years; for females, 25 years) and follows a course characterized by recurrent exacerbations and remissions, resulting in a chronic state of residual symptoms and functional impairment.1

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