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Monday, October 8 • 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Symposium 5, Talk 1. "Meta-analytic Review of Treatment Options for CHR youth"

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Jean Addington1, Daniel Devoe1; 1University of Calgary
The main focus of psychological treatment for youth at clinical high risk (CHR) of psychosis has been to prevent transition to full-blown psychosis and less often attenuated psychotic symptoms. However, in addition to the attenuated psychotic symptoms, these young people often present with negative symptoms, as well as other comorbid disorders. They typically have cognitive difficulties that are intermediate to healthy controls and individuals with full-blown psychosis. Many have poor social and role functioning. Through a series of network and pairwise meta-analyses this presentation reviews all treatment studies to date including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), family intervention, cognitive remediation, integrated psychological treatment and a range of pharmacotherapies and includes outcomes such as transition, attenuated psychotic symptoms, negative symptoms, cognition and social and role functioning. There are some positive results in support of CBT in preventing transition to psychosis and reducing attenuated psychotic symptoms. None of the treatments reviewed appear to have an impact on negative symptoms or social functioning, which is of concern since many of these young people continue to have poorer social functioning even when they do not make the transition to psychosis and attenuated psychotic symptoms have remitted


Jean Addington

University of Calgary

Monday October 8, 2018 2:50pm - 3:10pm EDT
American Ballroom-North