The Prodromal Stage of Psychosis in Adolescence and Early Adulthood: Symptoms, Treatment, and Risk for Conversion with Jean Addington

PAST PROGRAM The Prodromal Stage of Psychosis in Adolescence and Early Adulthood: Symptoms, Treatment, and Risk for Conversion was presented by internationally recognized expert Jean Addington PhD.  She summarized the current research on the identification, predictors, and treatment of this early and often non-diagnosed stage of a psychotic illness - the Prodromal Stage of Psychosis  - and reviewed the diagnostic criteria in the context of case studies. The goals of the program were to: (1) familiarize service providers with the common symptoms of this early state; and (2) present options for treatment to minimize the risk for conversion to psychosis and to lessen the effect of the illness should it occur.