Challenges in preventing schizophrenia

Published: December, 2009

A major hurdle is identifying those at risk for developing psychosis in the future.

One of the reasons schizophrenia is so disabling is that obvious psychotic symptoms — which are what usually prompt treatment — occur relatively late in the disease process. By then, cognitive function, as measured by various neuropsychological tests, is already lower on average than in healthy individuals.

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