Researchers seek ways to treat schizophrenia prodrome

07/27/2009 | Google

Researchers are using brain scans, DNA studies and hormone research to try to figure out how to treat schizophrenia prodrome, the early signs of the disorder that usually affects teens and young adults and can lead to psychosis. The Portland Identification and Early Referral program, called PIER, is one of about 20 U.S. clinics focused on treating prodrome and has trained pediatricians, nurse practitioners, school nurses and others on how to spot the symptoms of the condition.

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