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Each episode of AJP Audio brings you an in-depth look at one of the articles featured in that month’s issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association. Wide-ranging interviews with article authors cover the background, rationale, main findings, and future implications of the research.

Apr 1, 2020

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]

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