Community Screener Development

RECRUITMENT BEGINS FALL 2017

This study, including sites in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, will recruit 12,000 adolescent and young adult participants with the aim of developing a screening designed to identify non help-seeking community youth who are likely to meet criteria for a psychosis risk syndrome.

Rationale:

Currently, we focus entirely on help-seeking individuals, but by the time they come into the clinic it is most often quite late.  We would be able to help people more effectively, and understand causes of psychosis better if we could get them identified as early as possible.  In the first study of its kind, we develop a short screener designed for variety of primary care or educational settings, that will alert youth, parents and practitioners that more in-depth screening might be required.  

Interested in participating?

This study will involve a step where participants will be invited to complete a series of questions online, and a subsection of these individuals will be invited to come into the lab for a follow-up interview.  All participation is generously compensated and any travel costs will be covered.  For more details, please contact us!